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Is my build retro enough?
Yes. Were nearly in 2010 ffs! 10%  10%  [ 5 ]
Yes. Were nearly in 2010 ffs! 10%  10%  [ 5 ]
Yes. Were nearly in 2010 ffs! 10%  10%  [ 5 ]
Yes. Were nearly in 2010 ffs! 10%  10%  [ 5 ]
Well its kinda retro modernised... 13%  13%  [ 7 ]
NO 12%  12%  [ 6 ]
Its somewhere in between mate but still very cool ;) 37%  37%  [ 19 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:18 pm 
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10mm is quite a bit to make up and 25 to 28mm will be your lowest stack heights with the likes of Ritchey/Cane Creek who do around 28mm but m-part do the lowest i could find at 24 to 25mm (called in-line, though designed to be in-line with chunky Alu frames)

You may need to drop to a 35mm stack height stem (FSA do some) as well if yours is 40mm+

A quick looks says the 'new' hope headsets are 31.1mm so no use to you.
The ThermoSP's stack height (from a quick search) is already down at 32.5mm so not actually that heigh.


I would say there is no way you'll be able to use a spacer ;)


check the stacks though, don't take my word for it I just used google.


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Cheers mate.

Looking at the second pic would you say I'm OK to run it as-is, but without the spacers?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:42 pm 
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I think I might get one of these to match my pedals...

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21mm stack height including crown race. 8) (and light too! - 65g) :shock:


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Quite a few colour combination's....

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8) 8) 8) These are the new CK I reckon!! 8) 8) 8)


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Loving the Crank Bros skewers too!!

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(I know its modern but its some of the best looking kit I've seen in recent years)


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Don't show me the CrankBros stuff, I like it but way out of my money league.

I did know about the headset but at that low a height there has to be a compromise somewhere, (money being one thing but I forget you're in CK league :lol: , hence why I skipped over it in my search)


Oh new pictures in before my previous post.

The bottom picture looks fine to me, it's clamped past the clamping mechanism. You need 2/3 from the top normally so a few extra mm will probably not be a problem from what other have said on here ;)

I wouldn't waste the money and headset hassle just to get some coloured spacers in. But then that's me.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:16 pm 
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I wouldn't waste the money and headset hassle just to get some coloured spacers in. But then that's me.


Its just a excuse to buy more Crank Bros Stuff I suppose...Thing is I cant afford it either! If I could Id have finished this bike by now!

Hey, things are looking up with a recent new employment. I'm a good boy you know. Santa might drop one in his stockings. Sorry, meant to say my stocking..err, this Christmas.



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Jenson USA have the Crank Bros Iodene C listed for £35.86!!!

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/HS292A02-Crankbrothers+Iodine+C+Headset.aspx?sc=FRGLUK&cc=GBP

Is it too good to be true though...

I created an account and added one to my cart. With postage added it comes to £ 42.61 Seems a great deal!

But....What about import duty/tax? Will I be charged extra by the courier when he delivers it?


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I would think you would pay import tax.

there was a cheap Crank Bro on CRC reduced.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:32 pm 
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Looks like I'll leave the Us based Crank Bros headset then. Besides, Wiggle have it on sale at the moment with free shipping.

I started a new job today. Much needed income to support my hobbies! I hope to have this finished in a few more weeks. I'm aiming to complete by Xmas as a little prezzie from me to me :lol:


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