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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:07 pm 
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Drops!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:40 pm 
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Sweet colour that green. What is the axle to crown measurement on those forks?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:46 pm 
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Done! Ish. Fun to ride!

Can't decide between crud guards or proper full length mudguards.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:09 pm 
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Rack fitted. Hoping it might be a reasonably effective alternative to a rear mudguard, too. It's pissing it down all weekend so maybe I'll find out tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:00 pm 
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Out and about earlier today. Well pleased with how this has turned out. Definitely the most successful drop bar/touring spec MTB build I've done and I've done a few now... it's light for what it is and although it's not super fast feeling it's very light-footed and nimble feeling. Comfy but lively. A nice bike for cycling around on mixed terrain. The Mtn Rack and Crud Catcher seem to be doing a decent job of keeping the worst of the weather off my legs too so I might do without full length mudguards for the time being.

Unfortunately the original front wheel is also toast as it happens. There's a very slightly flared section of the rim due to historic damage which is causing nasty pulsing of the front brake. It's an odd one as it didn't seem too bad in the truing stand but the brakes are really grabbing. I think I'll build a new front wheel to match the rear.


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