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Posted By Minion1

8pilgrim8 and Phil the power Taylor are 2 eBay...

8pilgrim8 and Phil the power Taylor are 2 eBay sellers selling used Kieren gear from Japan, Phil does more frames. A lot of the frames will be dented but it might be worth looking there, just check...
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The ones without the logos are a later...

The ones without the logos are a later production run. If the website is reliable then they will be the legit item, they'll still come with all the correct packaging etc.
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Can confirm. Was fitting a new bar and stem set...

Can confirm. Was fitting a new bar and stem set up and testing them on the rollers, had 60psi in the tires/tubes I had on the bike at the time, was very tough trying to even spin, couldn't even hold...
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My favourite thing about it is my knuckles are...

My favourite thing about it is my knuckles are nowhere near the spokes! My hand is out close to the rim.
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I replaced the narrow chain on a park tool SR 2.2...

I replaced the narrow chain on a park tool SR 2.2 with a bit of 1*1/8th chain, works really well. Really long handle and the offset seems to help a lot, helps I picked it up cheap used.
03-22-20, 04:50 AM
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Posted By Minion1

And a one inch fork? That one looks big.

And a one inch fork? That one looks big.
03-17-20, 02:31 AM
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Posted By Minion1

I got given one 3 years ago, it's a white pump...

I got given one 3 years ago, it's a white pump with a plastic handle. The leather washer was fine, everything was good but just because I could I used buzzy's slick honey to lubricate the plunger....
03-17-20, 01:59 AM
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Posted By Minion1

My first road bike was the same frameset in 58cm,...

My first road bike was the same frameset in 58cm, built with exactly the components. Not trying to relive my youth or anything!
03-16-20, 10:53 PM
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Posted By Minion1

Giving this thread a bit of a bump for my own...

Giving this thread a bit of a bump for my own self esteem, unfortunately I had to move on the above Cannondale, after a 3 hour ride I just couldn't get the weight distribution right and the saddle...
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Posted By Minion1

I was trying too hard to win internet points....

I was trying too hard to win internet points. Regardless, it is interesting that the bike wasn't being given a test run at Berlin.
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I caught a fair bit of the live stream, and...

I caught a fair bit of the live stream, and pretty sure I saw the highlights for all 5 days, and didn't see it in the mix. According to the article, team gb needs 40 odd bikes, and at time of the...
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Wide forks and wide stays, can I retroactively...

Wide forks and wide stays, can I retroactively call this from four years ago? How much has the Hope bike copied? ...
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Posted By Minion1

Baby Puke beat me to it with the Dutch Men's team...

Baby Puke beat me to it with the Dutch Men's team sprint comment. I was watching one of those Netflix shows on US College football, last chance U, and the coach said of one of his players he's the...
02-01-20, 08:24 PM
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Posted By Minion1

Clicking BBs are normally dead BBs, especially...

Clicking BBs are normally dead BBs, especially sealed bearing ones. $4 for a reason?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 02:20 AM
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I think the poster has done a fantastic job...

I think the poster has done a fantastic job photographing the bike, I have a bike with a similar paint scheme and my efforts to photograph it are at best terrible, the bike comes out just dark green...
01-21-20, 04:34 AM
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Posted By Minion1

Again apologies for the grubby garage pics, we've...

Again apologies for the grubby garage pics, we've only be able to ride outside over the last 3 or 4 days, I promise I'll do my best to find a decent picturesque spot for some better photos. This one...
01-21-20, 04:25 AM
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Posted By Minion1

One of the things I miss currently is the lack of...

One of the things I miss currently is the lack of anodised rims available, well done on finding a mate for yours.
01-20-20, 02:11 AM
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Posted By Minion1

This is a beautiful bike. Since I've been lurking...

This is a beautiful bike. Since I've been lurking on this forum I've had a few prompts here and there to research Columbus and Cinelli, I have to admit I was pretty ignorant beforehand. The more I...
01-19-20, 08:17 PM
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Posted By Minion1

:twitchy::speedy: That descent! Love the...

:twitchy::speedy: That descent!

Love the racing triples as well, I think it may be another feature that dates me but I am very resistant to the current nonsense about 1x on road bikes, I'm a fan...
01-19-20, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Minion1

I follow Rock Lobster on the Facebook, it's good...

I follow Rock Lobster on the Facebook, it's good to see he's still busy and still making some really nice frames!
01-19-20, 08:09 PM
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Posted By Minion1

Wow! Beautiful bikes, I have to admit a Pinarello...

Wow! Beautiful bikes, I have to admit a Pinarello from this era is on the grail list as well, but I might have tomato some additions. I think the Trek a few posts above this one is the prettiest bike...
01-19-20, 05:00 AM
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Posted By Minion1

Also lets hear it for 2 pass welds!

Also lets hear it for 2 pass welds!
01-19-20, 04:59 AM
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Posted By Minion1

One more before bed! For the record I think 7700...

One more before bed! For the record I think 7700 cranks are the prettiest cranks out there, I'm probably saying that because I don't own a polished 10 speed record crankset. My mind may change if and...
01-19-20, 04:40 AM
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Posted By Minion1

Since I've made a mess of posting photos before,...

Since I've made a mess of posting photos before, I thought I'd get the ball rolling, especially since I've been stuck in a city covered with bushfire smoke in Aus for the past 7-8 weeks. Apologies...
01-19-20, 04:29 AM
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Posted By Minion1

Mid School Quarantine Zone

A few months ago I floated the idea of a mid school thread for road bikes, and was met with welcoming enthusiasm. The idea was for a thread where bikes which may be a bit too modern for the strict...
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Posted By Minion1

Anecdotal, but I've never been impressed with the...

Anecdotal, but I've never been impressed with the hold on the foot that shoes with a single boa have.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-19, 10:40 PM
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Posted By Minion1

Good grief. Hed have made full carbon tubulars...

Good grief. Hed have made full carbon tubulars for years - the Vanquish are their first full carbon clincher, they sit alongside the Jets (alloy brake track, carbon fairing) and the Stinger range...
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Duplicate post

Duplicate post
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They're a couple of years old, I tried buying one...

They're a couple of years old, I tried buying one late last year but got the run around from the sales rep. The sprint bikes came in one size, 60cmtt, $7k Aus to buy, and about 3 months wait time....
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One thing that helps me get out of my own head is...

One thing that helps me get out of my own head is getting on the rollers, forces me to concentrate on something and quiets the internal chatter. During carnivals I tend to spend twice as long on the...
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Posted By Minion1

With all the talk about 5 spokes I wanted to...

With all the talk about 5 spokes I wanted to check that FFWD still made one, they still have their version on the website but the graphics on the wheel look pretty dated, and its buried at the bottom...
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I stand corrected, thanks for clearing that up....

I stand corrected, thanks for clearing that up. FWIW companies that don't have a history of frame building can still make some pretty cool stuff, New Zealand's had bits and (possibly) frames made by...
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Posted By Minion1

https://cyclingtips.com/2019/11/a-deep-dive-into-t...

https://cyclingtips.com/2019/11/a-deep-dive-into-team-gbs-radical-new-track-bike-all-in-for-2/?fbclid=IwAR3hkiWBRJMbe5uZadgGMr-KE-CdNKoBBYe6e-nU_HUMyEBsdlfcBZ96ZwA

Tour of the Hope factory that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-19, 07:08 AM
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Posted By Minion1

In terms of the Cannondales, I have a System6...

In terms of the Cannondales, I have a System6 (original one) and they were the most expensive frames Cannondale had made to that point - it has a carbon main triangle with an alloy rear end. The...
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Posted By Minion1

In case someone knows, would it be possible to...

In case someone knows, would it be possible to make a bar similar to the look or FES bar out of alloy or steel? Would that radius be too small or too acute for a metal part?
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Posted By Minion1

Instagram clip of Philip Hindes practicing starts...

Instagram clip of Philip Hindes practicing starts on the new bike...

https://www.instagram.com/p/B40UbmzlDYJ/

Theo Bos is in the comments to the original insta post as well :lol:
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Posted By Minion1

Outside Scattos there's probably very little...

Outside Scattos there's probably very little commercially available that will go close to the dimensions of the bars pictured that I know of, though someone else might have some suggestions. Dixie...
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Posted By Minion1

Someone may have already mentioned this, but if...

Someone may have already mentioned this, but if you're looking for stems that long to go with short, shallow bars, have you considered Nitto steel or alloy bars with a slightly higher front end? The...
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Posted By Minion1

Did anyone notice if this bike had been used at...

Did anyone notice if this bike had been used at Glasgow at all? I saw that one of the GB riders racing the scratch or points race on it, with kind of, middle of the pack results? Curious to see how...
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Jingers, I forget how long you need your bike to...

Jingers, I forget how long you need your bike to be, I thought the FUCI geo might be good for you but that's still 20mm shorter in the reach than the Dolan which keeps the 50cm seat tube.
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Posted By Minion1

Would fifty Point one racing have something that...

Would fifty Point one racing have something that fits? I like the fact their geo chart leads with stack and reach numbers.

https://fiftypointoneracing.com/geometry.html
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Posted By Minion1

Those are some awesome posts Carleton, thanks.

Those are some awesome posts Carleton, thanks.
09-20-19, 03:35 AM
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Posted By Minion1

Thanks, I'll get some pics up so I don't just...

Thanks, I'll get some pics up so I don't just kick up a fuss then slope off into the sunset.

I don't spend enough time in the road forum compared to this one, but from what I've seen there if...
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Kind of going for both, cleanliness is nice and I...

Kind of going for both, cleanliness is nice and I deal with far fewer chemical cleaners now I've got it up and running, and the time spent cleaning bikes has reduced. Any efficiency gains are...
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Posted By Minion1

In the paragraph you mention he's referring to...

In the paragraph you mention he's referring to used chains with other lubes and dirt on them, it's just a bit of hygiene to at least clean those before you dunk them. I replace the wax in my cooker...
09-17-19, 06:07 AM
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Posted By Minion1

Hi, long time lurker but not frequent poster...

Hi, long time lurker but not frequent poster here, does anyone know if there's a mid school forum, or if there would be any demand for one? I started riding in the mid nineties, and most of my bikes...
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Posted By Minion1

When I was googling around to find a good how-to...

When I was googling around to find a good how-to guide, this thread on weight weenies gave what seemed to me to be pretty good instructions, the OP claimed to have worked as a team mechanic and liked...
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Posted By Minion1

I've just put together a new track bike and got a...

I've just put together a new track bike and got a couple of kmc 710s, pretty impressed with the construction. I do the hot wax method with the rice cooker, and with KMC chains you don't need to strip...
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Posted By Minion1

I heard the paint thinner idea as well, which put...

I heard the paint thinner idea as well, which put me off using it since thinners are usually solvents and to my, fairly basic mind mixing a glue with a solvent didn't sound like a good idea. They...
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