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  1. XT mega 9 rear mech with 11-34 cassette on my 1...

    XT mega 9 rear mech with 11-34 cassette on my 1 x10 with 105 5700 brifters, works a treat.
    Tried a 6600 GS I had around and it wouldn't have the top 2 gears.
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    Another 7700 calliper user here on my TT rig, I...

    Another 7700 calliper user here on my TT rig, I have put my 29er wheel in there before without issue, I definately think it should take a 25mm aero rim.
    what pads, washers and spacers/washers are in...
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    Yes it is just a bamboo sleeve on the fork, I was...

    Yes it is just a bamboo sleeve on the fork, I was not prepared to risk a bamboo fork leg, James at the bamboo bicycle club has toyed with the idea and possibly built one, but I don't believe there is...
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    Here is my grinder-do it all bike. I made a...

    Here is my grinder-do it all bike.
    I made a build there's about it too, but as I'm very happy with the first 200 miles, I thought I would put her in the 'show us yours' thread.

    Changes since...
  5. I just went 1x10 clutchless with a road shifter...

    I just went 1x10 clutchless with a road shifter and mega 9 era XT rear mech, one incident of dropped chain and that was to do with the rear wheel/bearing compression. Since then I can't get it to...
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    Buy an innertube? just wondering why the lust...

    Buy an innertube?

    just wondering why the lust to go tubeless?
    tried it for a year while I had a big garage space and compressor, didn't find it that much benefit.
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    Very well thought out reply. If you want a new...

    Very well thought out reply.
    If you want a new bike, go for it, but beware of marginal improvement after significant outlay
  8. Thread: SRAM X7 hubs

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    I like the thinking, I will take a look first if...

    I like the thinking, I will take a look first if a lesser QR tension helps.
    Next will be take it appart and see...
  9. Thread: SRAM X7 hubs

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    SRAM X7 hubs

    Anyone else using the X7 hubs?

    I got them as a first foray into sealed cartridge bearing hubs and built them into DT Swiss TH540 rims.
    Great running hubs, but the free hub seems to be tightening...
  10. Replace my Blackburn flea front light with...

    Same old story with the flea, great little light for on helmet, 4 months old and all of a sudden won't take charge.
    Had same issue with 2 of the rear ones... I'm done with them.

    So, what would...
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    WTB pathway 38's Kevlar folding bead 750g. Been...

    WTB pathway 38's Kevlar folding bead 750g. Been a great tyre so far, would love to half the weight though, rotating mass is different from water in your bottle though ;)
  12. Agree for speed, but acceleration with a big and...

    Agree for speed, but acceleration with a big and likely heavier tyre is effected.

    I can use a 25mm road tyre on the 24mm wide DT Swiss rims I have, this feels quite different from the 38mm gravel...
  13. What 7sp cassette range? With any 2x?? Or 3x??...

    What 7sp cassette range?
    With any 2x?? Or 3x?? Set up there is many overlaps, your 21 speed probably has only 11 or 12 discernable ranges.
    I found this overlap with a compact crank 2x10 12-28 set...
  14. I would have gone that route also, but didn't...

    I would have gone that route also, but didn't want to clamp anything round the bamboo frame, especially as there is a node right where the clamp would likely sit.

    i am working on a stainless 1.5mm...
  15. this is absolutely true. i'm personally not...

    this is absolutely true.
    i'm personally not bothered about a short cage, so I plan to buy a Deore shadow+ mech and after finding out that the problem solver is indeed 2:1 ratio, will be rigging up...
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    great debate guys! I have a 1 x 9 MTB, does...

    great debate guys!

    I have a 1 x 9 MTB, does everything I need. 1 x 10 gravel grinder, has all the ratio I need.
    Only place I could see me using a 13 is on my TT rig, I have 2x10 right now with...
  17. Another thought, The 'travel agent' from problem...

    Another thought,
    The 'travel agent' from problem solvers, what is the ratio that it changes the cable pull? If it was 2:1 then I may have found a use for the couple I have in a box from a previous...
  18. Good info, but the OP does say single front ring,...

    Good info, but the OP does say single front ring, so short cage may be best,
    I'm in the same boat, mega 9 XT rear mech with 105 5700 shifters, works great byt I realy want a shadow+ mech for the...
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    �� not too much, I don't think there are many...

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    not too much, I don't think there are many in South Leicestershire!

    I do use the canal tow paths a lot though, hope no dogs decide it's a fast moving stick to chase!
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    Another ride and some dirt and Tarmac, nothing...

    Another ride and some dirt and Tarmac, nothing fell off and the new bottle cage mounts stayed on ;)

    The Planet X bar and stem put the levers in a better position, time for some miles.

    wheel...
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    Tonight got the bottle cage mounts made and...

    Tonight got the bottle cage mounts made and bonded on.

    M6 nylock nuts and lots more of the 2 pack epoxy and of course... Bamboo.
    ...
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    Got a new bar with a short reach that is very...

    Got a new bar with a short reach that is very flat and a shallow drop.
    31.8mm though so had to buy a matching stem ;)

    Planet X is great kit.
    ...
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    And just a touch of new skool to contrast the...

    And just a touch of new skool to contrast the old, Garmin Ant+ speed/cadence.

    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j146/alex_jb/bike/D1D62296-328E-4AC6-BBB0-D09F6520B512_zpsymdf38c6.jpg
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    Looks like a bike to work day tomorrow, but may...

    Looks like a bike to work day tomorrow, but may have a shower at some point so it was time to fit the fenders.

    Bamboo of course ;)...
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    Haha! love that! The completed bike as the...

    Haha!
    love that!

    The completed bike as the last pic is 14lb. I didn't weigh the frame alone sorry.
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