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02-10-19, 07:19 PM
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Posted By biketroubadour

if you can find one of these pulleys at your...

if you can find one of these pulleys at your local bike co-op, you can mount it above or below the fd to change cable pull direction as needed. Then you can get a 31.8 braze on adapter & use any...
02-04-19, 12:06 AM
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Posted By biketroubadour

You'll probably need a shorter BB axle. But it...

You'll probably need a shorter BB axle. But it also sounds like you cable tension may be too low if you have lots of movement beyond the final click. I'd start by increasing tension, & if that isnt...
01-20-19, 10:31 PM
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Posted By biketroubadour

Concorde 105

Been meaning to post this one for a while but kept forgetting. Scooped this butted Tange Concorde frame from the local bike co-op for around $20, built it up for a friend, with 5800 shifters &...
07-15-18, 07:21 PM
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Posted By biketroubadour

[QUOTE=wrk101;20361801]Weight weenie, from this...

[QUOTE=wrk101;20361801]Weight weenie, from this point, you can add back pedals and saddle of your choice, racks, etc., and be very competitive with most touring bikes weight wise /QUOTE]

are those...
07-15-18, 07:16 PM
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Posted By biketroubadour

Nice build! True All-Road rig right there

Nice build! True All-Road rig right there
06-19-18, 08:31 AM
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Posted By biketroubadour

should work just fine, might need to consider...

should work just fine, might need to consider problemsolvers or v brake compatible drop bar brake levers if it's running v brakes...or switch it to cantilever brakes
03-05-18, 03:44 PM
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Posted By biketroubadour

I'd go for an FSA Vero if you want to stick with...

I'd go for an FSA Vero if you want to stick with a square taper bb
03-05-18, 03:42 PM
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Posted By biketroubadour

I'm keep getting requests for inexpensive...

I'm keep getting requests for inexpensive bikepacking rigs & inevitably the used frames I can get my hands on that suit my clients needs/budget are almost always 26er MTB frames. The trend is real
02-25-18, 08:27 PM
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Posted By biketroubadour

Yup should work fine, you'll need a 9 speed...

Yup should work fine, you'll need a 9 speed cassette though (unless you already have) & 9 speed chain. You'll probably notice some minor chain rub on your 10speed crank when crosstrained though
02-03-18, 10:53 AM
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Posted By biketroubadour

I have the same frame & I'm planning on doing...

I have the same frame & I'm planning on doing something similar! More set up for gravel though. Im guessing you'll be too stretched out with that stem.
I'll post once I get going on the build
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