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Sm1thson

Member since Dec 2014 • Last active Jul 2016
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Up in Teesside. When it comes to bike I'm mostly into MTB but have been commuting on a SS for nearly 2 years then recently converted it to fixed.

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  • in Middlesbrough
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    Technically it opened in May this year despite been built last yeah, but yeah its unfortunately quiet up here.

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  • in Current Projects
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    Nice work! I'd treat this to a smart alloy seat post

    Deffo on the cards, thing is its 24.0mm. I have considered getting a piece of 24mm diameter carbon fibre rod and adding an alloy head to it from a normal micro adjust post, but I don't think there will be enough material in the alloy head to fit inside the rod so plan B: I can get a 24.0mm stem from eBay (Germany) for £22, the biggest thing holding me back (aswell as not liking spending money) is its silver, where as black would be ideal. However it looks like this is the road I will go down. (I know decathlon have a cheap one at 23.4mm that I could shim, but its zero offset and I think I need some offset (and I just looked at it again and its currently out of stock)).

    not sure if you can be relegated to HHSB, but you will certainly find yourself in anti with a snowflake laced wheel!

    I can live with that lol. I think it would be worse if I paid someone for a snowflake, but if I do it I will be lacing it myself which will give me a certain satisfaction even if the haters hate.

  • in Current Projects
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    Ive built up a carbon wheel for it now, I think it balances well with the carbon fork and I like the whole old school steel with new school carbon thing going on, I guess it may get me relegated to the HHSB but so be it.

    Only thing is now the galvanised spokes on the front wheel are annoying me, and the fact that the hub logo doesnt line up with the valve hole on the front wheel ha. Further down the line I reckon a new suitable hub to go radial, or I may itch the temptation to build a snowflake on the front ha.

  • in Track Cycling and Velodromes
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    Middlesbrough - Clairville Stadium (as currently listed on first page) has been bulldozed.

    Middlesbrough - Velodrome @ Middlesbrough Sports Village, Alan Peacock Way, Middlesbrough, TS4 3AE has opened. 01642 728555 or email msv@middlesbrough.gov.uk

    Surface: Tarmac (outdoor)

    Distance: 250m

    http://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/index.as­px?articleid=13622

  • in Current Projects
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    Its been a long time in coming (had a number of none bike related projects to do including, decorating, building a quadcopter and building a table for the wife), eventually got back onto the bike and here it is, not everyones cup of tea but I love it:

    new rear wheel is in the pipeline, and a less crap seatpost at some point, oh and plastic pedals, not that Im a weight weenie or anything but the current ones (DMT V6's) are excessively heavy.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Thanks everyone. I know what Im doing now.

    I liked the sound of the fixed MTB by the way.

    Its not really a fixed MTB though as it now has 700c wheels on it, it just still has an mtb frame. tires are 28c so on my none commuting rides I do a lot of gravel path stuff (farm tracks, converted railway lines etc, nothing hardcore I have another bike for that). info on the bike herehttp://www.lfgss.com/conversations/26353­5/#comment12139811 Ive just about got everything to do the frame swap now, need to add decals and lacquer first then time to build.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    ah yes I guess the frame spacing is relevant (though not sure what OLD stands for?).

    I measured the frame it measures 123mm, so I guess its a 120mm -with 1.5mm either side that would nip up when tightening. (it is a 1980 Peugout, it was 10 speed so 120mm would make sense). likewise if I build the wheel at 125 it would 'fit' .

    I just want to get the cog lined up in a sensible place, then build & dish the wheel to suit.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    My current frame is actually an old steel MTB (yeah yeah I know, but it kinda evolved to SS, then 700c fixed gear wheels). Anyway you will be glad to know I am rectifying that and putting a road bike frame on it.

    I had respaced my rear wheel to suit the wider frame and now need to respace it back to how it should be. (also I am currently gathering bits to build a new back wheel over christmas which will use a front disc hub with a bolt on cog respaced as a rear, yes I know its over kill and a properly fitted cog wont come off, but sometimes I like a bit of overkill, so I will want to space this wheel properly)

    What should the distance as marked below be:

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