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    Quote Originally Posted by ginshun View Post
    Wisconsin, we had snow here till last week. This was built over the winter and Ive bareley even ridden it yet.
    I still see snow on some north-facing slopes of ravines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
    I still see snow on some north-facing slopes of ravines.
    We got a little snow last night but the day warmed up beautifully... nice to be able to wear shorts.

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    Ya, this winter has been brutal.
    The winter that I build a new bike would be the longest winter ever. It figures.

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    One here. Finishing touches coming soon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by oouellette View Post
    One here. Finishing touches coming soon.
    Beautiful.

    (needs matching straps... )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Beautiful.

    (needs matching straps... )
    Coming this week; honey toe straps, fizik honey bar tape, new seatpost, paul e-lever, and dia-compe g front brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oouellette View Post
    Coming this week; honey toe straps, fizik honey bar tape, new seatpost, paul e-lever, and dia-compe g front brake.
    That will do it up quite nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    Holy smokes! That's way more than I could push.
    Picked up a 20 tooth cog... still looks badass but it is only 72 gear inches.


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    Quote Originally Posted by oouellette View Post
    One here. Finishing touches coming soon.

    Quite tastey. The tires, they really work, but they are not whitewalls, not gumwalls, greywalls? What am I looking at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Picked up a 20 tooth cog... still looks badass but it is only 72 gear inches.
    Looks good. But I would still fail in even the slightest headwind. My legs are like a small displacement two-stroke engine, all RPM and no torque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    Quite tastey. The tires, they really work, but they are not whitewalls, not gumwalls, greywalls? What am I looking at.
    Skinwalls

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    sharing my fixie wanna be




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    Quote Originally Posted by az_andrew View Post
    dats preddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    Looks good. But I would still fail in even the slightest headwind. My legs are like a small displacement two-stroke engine, all RPM and no torque.
    I run like a two stroke with a bad piston...

    Even though I don't have 100% use of my left leg, I can lay down some pretty monstrous torque with my right (when I have to) and usually spin like a gerbil on crack instead of trying to mash those pedals with one good leg.

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    Since works been slow I've had a lot of freetime so this happened. Still on borrowed wheels but I'll get some eventually. So weird going from track bike to this, I feel like I'm losing ,control when going over 25.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
    So weird going from track bike to this, I feel like I'm losing control when going over 25.
    Too much rake, not enough trail.
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    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sealth View Post
    Just finished her. All I need is a front brake, which, by the way, I'm having a bit of trouble with. I've been to a few lbs, and I've had trouble finding a brake whose brake shoes don't hit the fork. Offhand, could someone point me in the direction of a brake that works on a Leader i805TR fork?
    Any standard-reach caliper will work, you'll just need to get a longer recessed nut for the back and use the two serrated washers that come with the caliper in between the fork and the brake (which is their intended purpose).

    #rocketscience

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Any standard-reach caliper will work, you'll just need to get a longer recessed nut for the back and use the two serrated washers that come with the caliper in between the fork and the brake (which is their intended purpose).

    #rocketscience
    Except that some front brake calipers have very short mounting bolts that don't extend far enough into the fork crown to reach the nut.
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    Which is precisely why I told him he'll need a longer recessed nut for the back.

    FWIW, Leader includes them with I805TR and I806TR forks for this very purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Which is precisely why I told him he'll need a longer recessed nut for the back.

    FWIW, Leader includes them with I805TR and I806TR forks for this very purpose.
    I understand that, but if the mounting bolt doesn't even extend through the fork into the open area of the steerer, then the recessed nut won't be able to reach it no matter how long it is, because it will stop at the fork crown. The combination of a caliper with a short bolt and a lot of spacers can lead to this situation. This is why you can't just switch a rear caliper to the front.
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    I've installed countless brakes on I805TR forks and that's not the case with that particular fork (which is the one we're talking about here).

    I've also never seen a fork with a crown so thick where the mounting bolt on a common front brake isn't long enough to extend inside. Ever.
    Last edited by Scrodzilla; 04-29-14 at 09:14 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Any standard-reach caliper will work, you'll just need to get a longer recessed nut for the back and use the two serrated washers that come with the caliper in between the fork and the brake (which is their intended purpose).

    #rocketscience
    I understand that I need a longer recessed nut. That wasn't the problem I was coming up against (well, not completely). Instead, the brake shoes where hitting the sides of the fork, and hence not able to sit flush against the fork. From reading above posts I assume I need spacers? That's funny because I suggested that to a local bike shop, and they turned that idea down. Of all of the bike shops I went to there were only two brakes that worked without spacers, a campagnolo and a dura-ace, but both were used and missing barrel adjusters. The final parting word I got from that shop was I needed a "special" brake to accommodate the fork, something more modern built for larger forks.

    This all is strange to me because it doesn't seem like the size of the fork would determine whether this was a problem or not. I don't trust my novice understanding on all this, but having gone to multiple shops and seen for myself how the brakes didn't fit I don't really know what to do next. I contacted Leader, but haven't gotten a reply (probably because it's a stupid question).

    Could something be wrong with the brake shoes I have?

    Also, a recessed nut was supposed to have come with the fork? I guess I missed it and threw it away.

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    Installing brakes is pretty hard. (sarcasm)

    All brake calipers come with a couple of serrated washers ("spacers", as you're calling them) to be installed between the caliper and your fork specifically to keep the caliper aligned and prevent your pads from making contact with your fork, like so:


    Sounds like you may need to find a new bike shop too.
    Last edited by Scrodzilla; 04-29-14 at 12:45 PM.

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    Thanks for the help. It does sound like I need a new bike shop.

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