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nott_mike

Member since Jan 2015 • Last active Dec 2018
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    Nice!! How much clearance have you got with a 1.75 inch tyre? I'm pretty tight at 47mm. Did the pasela go tubeless easy? I'm losing patience with the passive agressive bubbling of the horizon's.

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    Ahh that explains a lot then, definitely felt nice even with the massive load. Assuming because the 650b has the same circumference as a smaller 709c tyre that doesn't affect trail at all? Only helps to contribute to the more comfortable ride and better feel.

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    Well spotted. It's actually a disc trucker fork in 700c so 390a2c, got it as the fork that I could've had from cotic was mountless. It's 10mm too short so makes the head angle half a degree steeper and drops the BB a bit, still handles nicely though.

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    Thanks for the compliments.

    Flaps are made from 2mm thick rubber sheet off eBay. A 300x300mm sheet did all 3 flaps with spare enough for an extra one. Attached the rear flap by drilling and zip ties, the front is bolted using the bolts for the stays and the scobleflap is attached to the bolt that attaches to the chainstay bridge. Only downsides are that I Could maybe do with 3mm rubber as the scobleflap is a little flappy, but due to it being in front of the tyre hasn't been sucked in yet, and also it says the type of rubber has poor resistance to oil, so not sure how it will degrade over time with oily spray from diesel etc on roads.

    Link to rubber below:

    http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rubber-Sheet-SBR­-Various-Sizes-1mm-to-10mm-Thicknesses-/­121284416452?var=&hash=item1c3d1d53c4%3A­m%3Amx5C_rWH5dDQqVk4NurbXLg&_trkparms=pa­geci%253Aa78fea09-4db7-11e7-acf6-74dbd18­08f0a%257Cparentrq%253A912425ea15c0a884c­1350d51fff47c72%257Ciid%253A7

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    Cant describe how joyous it was to ride down a damp towpath and emerge completely dry, first time with proper full coverage flaps and I'm converted, loving the #scobleflap

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    Finished my 650b Cotic Escapade this week, lots of fun to ride and so floaty! Christened it on a trip to Aldi where it capably handled a full front loading of assorted tins and meats. Went tubeless today, currently have a very slowly leaking rear but the front seems all good. Overall I'm enjoying it a lot!! Just deciding whether to spend a bit more and go all black on the components or not as it was a bit of a parts bin build.

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    As far as I know the adapters are universal, I used some old formula ones I had knocking around when installing my BB7's. My BB7 came with an adapter anyway, but only for 160mm front and 140mm rear, so maybe worth mocking up the brake/rotor fit with the standard supplied fittings and then working out which to buy (I know from building a few mountain bikes that a 180mm adapter on the front only gives you 160mm on the rear sometimes, if that makes sense). However, cool bike!! I look forward to seeing it built up, this was one of the threads that made me finally pull the trigger and order my cotic.

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    I use the little sliding clip thing that would attach it to a brake bolt, fold the brake bolt bit flat then use a jubilee clip through/under that and round the brake bridge. Hope that makes sense!!

    Edit: didn't realise how much of a dredge that was, referring to attaching aka mudguards on stupid downward facing brake bridge thing (like 3 pages back)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I currently have the saucony swerve for my long stuff, it's soft but very comfy and seems to offer some good feedback, despite being quite 'entry level'. Seem softer than my wave riders I had before but not overly so, I've always preferred harder shoes. Never ran in hokas so not sure how soft it is in comparison though. I'd second the fastwitch being a race only shoe, mine are very hard, wouldn't want to wear them much over 10k.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    I know what you mean, I keep looking at a longer route down to Bordeaux from the St Malo area then riding across to Narbonne again. Just a case of finding the time, as they always say the hardest part of any trip is getting out the door.

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