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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:57 am 
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Thanks for the info guys....Grrrrr...now have a very expensive(but rather beautiful) Campy 8 speed cassette that I can't use....


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:57 pm 
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Thanks for the info guys....Grrrrr...now have a very expensive(but rather beautiful) Campy 8 speed cassette that I can't use....



Ahmmmm! I could find a good home for it! :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:18 pm 
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PeachyPM wrote:
yakboy wrote:
Thanks for the info guys....Grrrrr...now have a very expensive(but rather beautiful) Campy 8 speed cassette that I can't use....



Ahmmmm! I could find a good home for it! :wink:


I'm sure you could but you've got to put your money into that Man Cave of yours :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:50 pm 
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Right more carbon and titanium goodness...

When choosing the bottom bracket like an absolute twonk I never considered that the Syncros crankset would need a different length to the XT one previously fitted. So when it came to fitting the cranks I discovered that the front derailleur wouldn't go out far enough.. so a message to My Teenage Self (who must be getting sick of my stupid questions by now but is infinitely patient) who via Sheldon Brown identified that I would need a 108mm and not a 122mm which was fitted. The 122 was a hollow CroMo and with carbon shell and wasn't too expensive...so just for the hell of it I started looking at Titanium and Carbon BB's and this popped up....

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I'm afraid it was in the basket before you could say "Titanium Nitride Axle" and 160g.

So fitted tonight

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Really happy, but boy clearance is tight on those Magura's :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:52 pm 
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yakboy wrote:
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What a nice detail for the Magura!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:39 pm 
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It's a good job you've got nice low gearing, otherwise the torque through the cranks might be an issue with that clearance :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:35 pm 
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OK final Lotus conundrum.. decals.
The prototype Lotus monocoque had decals like this..

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Which I think looked a bit too big and clumsy..

The British Eagle builds had decals like this..

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Which while less clumsy I feel are a little too small and apologetic..so I wanted a size inbetween, so Gil_M to the rescue..but now I have a dilemma where to site them, do I go for prototype Lotus..

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Or British Eagle position....

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Any opinions? I am erring towards the British Eagle position (sounds like some wildly patriotic Karma Sutra :shock: )


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:31 pm 
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I know it might be a bit late but how about the British Eagle position but curved to match the frame profile. Otherwise as you have it in the British Eagle position. (must stop saying British Eagle position)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:34 pm 
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Me and Gil mocked up a curved Lotus script and it just didn't work.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:21 pm 
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No worries mate I figured you probably thought of that but you asked.


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