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 Post subject: Re: Brodie Sovereign
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:48 pm 
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most likely will stick with the Avid Ult SDs levers already on the build. but i couldn't resist giving a go at snagging this set of bling as a possible alternative. yum… set of not so common Altek canti brake levers. good spare to have for a future build. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Brodie Sovereign
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:38 pm 
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so i've sourced myself a proper Brodie stem and naturally would like to swap it in for the Syncros stem i currently marked for the build. unfortunately it doesn't have the internal cable routing for the front brakes, and i need that as i can't use a hanger with the Race Face headset (fixed stack height which doesn't allow for spacers), and can't mount a hanger on the Gator fork. so i desperately asked around to see if anyone had a spare stem with an internal cable guide that i could purchase or swap against my stem. i found out stems are probably rarer than gator forks. :shock:

so what to do? i've inquired with Paul Brodie to see if he could modify my existing stem and add the internal cable routing to my existing stem. his answer was yes, so now i just need to work out the details! :)

i've also picked up two sets of Ringle 3-holed ti QRs. one set is lighter turquoise and is a complete set of three, although i can't use the seat binder on the Brodie. the other set is a darker blue set, in MUCH better condition. my dilemma… i would much more prefer to use the nicer set, however the colour doesn't go with the pulstar hubs, but matches the rest of the blue parts on my bike. however the turquoise is a perfect fit for the hubs. :roll: :facepalm:

the hubs on the wheelset are the odd man out with respect to colour on the build, but i still want to use them, so i'm leaning towards the turquoise, less pristine condition QRs… THOUGHTS?


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 Post subject: Re: Brodie Sovereign
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:50 pm 
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Like you said Frank, there are so many of the blue parts that do match one another that I would use the darker skewers and ditch the hubs! If you're hearts set on keeping the hubs then I guess you do need to stick with the turquoise skewers though.


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 Post subject: Re: Brodie Sovereign
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:52 pm 
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Nice stem! If Paul could add a hanger or internalize the routing that would be ideal.

I have a pet peeve of sorts about cable hangers, prefer not to use them unless there isn't any other options. They can clutter an otherwise very smart and clean build.

Carry on, beautiful bike!


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 Post subject: Re: Brodie Sovereign
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:04 pm 
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raidan73 wrote:
Like you said Frank, there are so many of the blue parts that do match one another that I would use the darker skewers and ditch the hubs! If you're hearts set on keeping the hubs then I guess you do need to stick with the turquoise skewers though.


pulstar wheelset are staying. just a matter of what QRs to use. i've been looking for a build to put them on (plus all the other blue bits i've collected) for quite some time. if not the Brodie, it would have went on the white Blizzard of yours if i had ended up getting it.


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 Post subject: Re: Brodie Sovereign
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:58 pm 
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How about turquoise skewers to match the hubs and a few other turquoise highlights to balance the blue?


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 Post subject: Re: Brodie Sovereign
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Go with the dark blue skewers. They look better and will set off the hubs - similar to the brake levers which have both blue and turquoise on them. All turquoise on the bottom looks kinda goofy to me,.


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 Post subject: Re: Brodie Sovereign
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:37 pm 
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raidan73 wrote:
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How about turquoise skewers to match the hubs and a few other turquoise highlights to balance the blue?

what would you suggest? everything i wanted in colour is already there as blue. the RF HS, bar and cranks all match. the CT brakes and Avid levers are close enough (a little lighter) to the RF kit to not look too off. :P

i think once painted the colour scheme i want, i don't think it'll be as obvious as the forks and seat stay will be white and might give a good blend between the blue/turquoise components.


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 Post subject: Re: Brodie Sovereign
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:31 am 
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Go with the dark blue skewers. They look better and will set off the hubs - similar to the brake levers which have both blue and turquoise on them. All turquoise on the bottom looks kinda goofy to me,.


i think i'll have to keep both sets for now and wait till it's all painted to decide between the two sets. with the turquoise QRs, at least it looks like it belongs to the hubs, although miss-matched with the rest of the blue. but the dark blue QRs look off with the hubs being so close proximity.

to be honest, what's really putting me off is the condition of the turquoise. :? if i can find a nicer turquoise set then i think i'd be okay with it. perhaps by the time i have it repainted and stem adjusted, i'll have another set in better condition.


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 Post subject: Re: Brodie Sovereign
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:16 am 
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raidan73 wrote:
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How about turquoise skewers to match the hubs and a few other turquoise highlights to balance the blue?

what would you suggest? everything i wanted in colour is already there as blue. the RF HS, bar and cranks all match. the CT brakes and Avid levers are close enough (a little lighter) to the RF kit to not look too off. :P

i think once painted the colour scheme i want, i don't think it'll be as obvious as the forks and seat stay will be white and might give a good blend between the blue/turquoise components.


Bottle cage bolts :lol:

Once you get it painted I guess it will be easier to see how the colours look against the frame. Any plans on when the painting will be done? If it looks anything like your initial design it's going to be sweet 8)


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