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Simba

Member since Dec 2014 • Last active Apr 2021
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    If you go quill you really narrow your modern bar options. I would personally keep the ahead setup as it leaves you with more bar options, more stem options, and it’s much easier to switch around without having to remove levers and bar tape.

    Blue headset, ritchey classic stem, seatpost and handlebar, destickered wheels and done

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    So many “winter bikes”, and only this taken in an actual winter setting.

    Anything above 105 is just a summer bike with mudguards IMO. Except for Mads P’s bike, but he is sponsored.

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    That’s one of the best step through builds I’ve seen.
    What are you going to use those new bottle bosses on the top tube bridges for?

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    I need some validation/criticism about my bikes

    1) I like the Caad10 track!
    2) Saw your girlfriends Datum in another thread. It’s very good. Do you ride together? And if you do, what do you ride when she’s on that? I don’t see any “allroad” bikes in your stable

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    I love that bike. I’ll be so sad when you kill the paint with fire, but I also appreciate that it gets modded and repurposed rather than you just building something new new new all the time

    Those spokes are definitely DT Revolution btw

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    Bought a set of 685 hydro shifters recently and just finished bleeding them. Right one kept doing bubbles in the funnel, and then I saw bubbles coming out of the side of the lever. Not a great sign.

    Tightened up the three torx screws and that fixed it. I might have gotten a bit enthusiastic so I think I squeezed the seal a bit. At least I know where the problem might come from if they start to get spongy, and less than one hour to set it all up and bleed a set is so ok that I would do it again.
    Just bought a liter of mineral oil and this is the “after” picture. This must be what is referred to as “a lifetime supply”.

    And finally old vs new hoods. At £10 it’s such a good upgrade as there are more knobs on the inside and the hood is tighter than the original ones supplied with the levers.

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    Shame about the Moots. Have you considered getting fitted on it?
    Maybe Scherrit could do some magic. That would be a small investment compared to the investment in the frame/the loss from selling.

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