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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:35 pm 
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Was he suitably impressed?


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:42 pm 
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Don't worry the spins will go on something special


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:46 pm 
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PeachyPM wrote:
Was he suitably impressed?


He was :D and so where the customers in the hub. Neil has a fondness for retro too so it was great to let him loose on it. I was just drooling over his Park Tool adorned pegboards


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:56 pm 
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yakboy wrote:
Don't worry the spins will go on something special


If the lotus is anything to go by I’m looking forward to it already :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:41 pm 
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So some more first world dilemma's...

Got the 2 cassettes back from the nitriders

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The titanium sprockets are a lot shinier than the steel which because I sandblasted them are very matt (which is sort of what I wanted). I have mocked up my proposed set up, omitting the 19T titanium sprocket and putting in the 32T. What does everybody think, should I go with this or just use the titanium sprockets only and have a small 12-25 cassette?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:55 pm 
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12-25 is what Mike uses and would look kinda hardcore Retro - especially with the ratio's on new bikes being like dinner plates on the arse end

however if you want to ride it (and aren't Mike Muz) then the above would be nuts unless its flat

Personally 12-25 would look (aesthetically) neater but neither would be a bad choice


Love the Ultimate machine lockrings, I've got a couple on my builds, its just a shame that you can't see them when the wheels in


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:51 pm 
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I don't know if I'm being a bit "special" but I can't seem to get the titanium rings to fit on the freehub body? They were bought as shimano compatible but I didn't check before they were nitrided :facepalm: ..will have to have a play. In the meantime I have mounted the steel rings just to see the effect and they look pretty good.


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I think I am edging towards using only titanium (if I can get them to fit) or only steel as mix and match will just look like a compromise.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:04 pm 
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Are you going to be using the cassette? 34 will make the hills a bit easier :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:07 pm 
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mkone wrote:
Are you going to be using the cassette? 34 will make the hills a bit easier :)

Mark


Nah

When he’s done he’s going to attach a saddle to a scaffold pole and sell it all on to Muz


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:10 pm 
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mkone wrote:
Are you going to be using the cassette? 34 will make the hills a bit easier :)

Mark


Nah

When he’s done he’s going to attach a saddle to a scaffold pole and sell it all on to Muz



It's a 32 tooth as 34 looks too large. I will be using the bike gently but usually ride a 1X11 set up on my enduro so quite good at "sucking it up" when I run out of gears.

Definitely looking like the supposed shimano compatible titanium sprockets are not :evil: as I've just tried again. They may be campag :facepalm: Peachy PM may have to advise me on that one.


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