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Fairlight Secan build.

Old 12-06-19, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by gus6464 View Post
That's because flat mount requires an adapter on the front fork no matter if you are running 140 or 160 rotor while the rear only requires an adapter if you are using 160mm. Although I wish 140mm would just go away and 160 direct flat mount would be the standard on frames.
Yeah man, I mean who would use a 140mm on a gravelbike? Learned something again. Well, no riding this weekend then... 😢😢

But I managed to adjust the derailleurs. The b-screw did the trick in the back and a YouTube tutorial helped me adjust the front mech. Thanks again for your help, mstateglfr 👍
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My bikes ready, but I'm not allowed to post any pictures until I have 10 posts...
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My bikes ready, but I'm not allowed to post any pictures until I have 10 posts...
just go say hi in the Introductions forum a few times.
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@mstateglfr: Cool bike - what's your opinion on the Gevenalle's?
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@mstateglfr: Cool bike - what's your opinion on the Gevenalle's?
Love em. I've had them for 4 seasons and think they are a blast. I originally bought them to build my old gravel bike and was looking for something different from the norm to try. It came down to Gevenalle or some 11sp Microshift shifters.
I've liked them so much I chose to continue using them on this most recent build which meant choosing the brakes based on the shifters(I couldn't go full hydraulic, so the brakes are Juintech cable actuated hydraulic). Pretty odd- building a new frame that isnt cheap with uncommon shifters and not going hydraulic, but it all works well.


I like how simple the shifting is- I do it with my index finger and its immediate. I like the front friction shifter as it feels faster and simpler than any of my STI shifters(11sp ultegra, 11 speed 105, 9 speed Tiagra, 9 speed Ultegra).
Its dead simple to use.

The brake levers that are used are an older model than what is commisly sold online now. I thought that was odd, but they are comfortable for me so it makes no actual difference.
also, shifting from the drops may not be possible for some. I can, but have to reach when in certain gears. I have big hands too. Just mentioning this as it's a difference from STIs.
Also, I couldn't care if cables are in front of me or tucked under tape. I do understand many want an unobstructed front end for aesthetically though, so that is something to consider with Gevenalle shifters.
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Thanks for the tipp. Here's my bike:

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Thanks for the tipp. Here's my bike:

Great looking bike! What side Ramblers are you using?
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Great looking bike! What side Ramblers are you using?
apologies: What‘s a side rambler?
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apologies: What‘s a side rambler?
sorry- size. what size are the rambler tires?
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sorry- size. what size are the rambler tires?
40mm, they are 700c. I like them a lot. I might get a 650b wheelset though, with the fat tires the 700c rims make HUGE wheels...
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