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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:54 pm 
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That Sir, Is one very very fine bicycle!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:37 pm 
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Spec:

Frame: Chas Roberts DOGSBOLX SE

Fork: Chas Roberts SE

Headset: Ritchey Logic 1" Threaded
Stem: Chas Roberts
Handlebar: Specialized XC Riser
Grips: Ritchey WCS Foam

Brakes: Shimano XT V-Brake
Brake Pads: Shimano XT
Brake Levers: Shimano XT
Brake Cables: Shimano

Shifter: Shimano XTR M9000 11 Speed Rear Shifter
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M9000 Medium Cage
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: Shimano XTR M9000 11 Speed, 11t - 40t
Chain: Shimano XTR 11 Speed Hollow Pin
Cranks: SRAM XO GXP
Chainrings: One Up Components Switch 36t
Chainring bolts: One Up Components
Bottom Bracket: SRAM Team GPX
Pedals: Funn

Hub Skewers: Hope QR
Rims: Mavic XM 117 32 hole
Hubs: Hope RS4 32 hole
Nipples: DT Swiss
Spokes: DT Swiss Comp Triple Butted
Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Plus 1.6"
Tubes: Maxxis Super Light

Saddle: Bontrager Evoke RXL Carbon Rail
Seatpost: Ritchey WCS


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:18 pm 
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Maiden voyage out at lunchtime and the first time riding the frame in around 8 years. Did a short 13 mile road loop I use and was surprised how well the bike rode compared to the carbon 29er it has replaced with my average speed being the same. Having ridden exclusively of carbon and aluminium frames for a few year it's easy to forget how compliant good a steel frame can be.

I may have to replace the 36t chainring with a larger size as it was low down on the block and easily span out a couple of times on descents. Will look at a 40t or 42t replacement.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:43 pm 
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My DOGS is my go to MTB simply because it is so undemanding to ride and yet baulks at nothing.

I have other good MTB's but there is something extremely special about a DOGS.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:19 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Retro Spud wrote:

I’m assuming you’ll be using v brakes instead of Canti as the two are poles apart in stopping power



No, no they're not...

You've just been doing so very very wrong, you and all those others, all of them wrong,

all of them!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:57 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
Retro Spud wrote:

I’m assuming you’ll be using v brakes instead of Canti as the two are poles apart in stopping power



No, no they're not...

You've just been doing so very very wrong, you and all those others, all of them wrong,

all of them!


So to clarify, how many of them are wrong?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:06 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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All of them!!!!!!!!!!!

I blame the 'low profile' cantilever, terrible. The old wider versions had better leverage and mechanical advantage. But thats what was new back in 1992 and thats what stuck in most people's minds when they made their cable stops redundant for 1996's miracle stopping power of new fangled v-brakes.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:26 pm 
retrobike rider
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Modern cx type canti's can be superb.

I have some FSA SLK's on my cx/ gravel bike and they work brilliantly.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:42 pm 
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When there were just canti's i cant remember ever thinking i need stronger brakes, they work fine when set up properly :) i can remember using v brakes for the first time in '96 though, and thinking they were overkill and they locked the wheels up too easy :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:56 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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The only reason I mention brakes is that these forks are prone to being bent as the external sleeve is a bit and the legs are a bit thin...


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