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    1993 Brodie Catalyst

    Weekly ride with friends.
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    1993 Brodie Catalyst

    With the parts available to me this brake setup offers more power than a comparable setup with dedicated V-brake levers.
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    1993 Brodie Catalyst

    That would be too easy. Mismatching parts is fun. Also those are my favourite rim brake levers and this is the only bike that I am willing to use them on.
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    1993 Brodie Catalyst

    Now I'm happy with the rear brake as well. Canti levers and V-brakes make for great power and modulation. Bite point feels a little vague compared to other setups, but it's totally fine when riding.
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    2013 Genesis Fortitude Singlespeed

    Indeed. I liked the green more. But availability is and was an issue. Best part of these framesets is the fork, though. A few years ago I emailed Genesis to try and buy a fork off them, but there were none left. The guy told me however that these forks use a 40mm offset. Which is not a lot for...
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    1998 Salsa Ala Carte and 2002 Brodie Kinetic

    Thanks! I live in Germany. And I am definitely not selling those skewers :P I never even knew they made front ones until I found this set on the local craigslist equivalent.
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    2013 Genesis Fortitude Singlespeed

    This is how it stayed up until last year, when I dreamed up a new brake setup. XTR 988 levers and two-piston Magura Trail SL calipers. Works as intended. The older style Magura rotors seemingly use a different kind of steel, compared to the new ones. These brakes are much less powerful...
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    2013 Genesis Fortitude Singlespeed

    In 2019 I tried different bars and a shorter stem and changed back to a full Shimano brake setup, albeit with a Zee caliper in the front and a XT for the rear. I then managed to find a 0° 70mm Thomson stem and put back on the Fleegle bars.
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    2013 Genesis Fortitude Singlespeed

    In late 2018 I started to experiment with Shigura brakes. Those were ultimately too powerful for a rigid bike.
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    2013 Genesis Fortitude Singlespeed

    In 2017 it briefly became an adventure bike for a couple of days.
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    2013 Genesis Fortitude Singlespeed

    Then came a custom wheelset, that I ordered from a well-known german wheel builder. Purple Hope hubs, black Spank Oozy Trail 295 rims, Sapim Laser spokes allround and coloured nipples to match the bike. The dropper post was also a big improvement. Might not look that nice, but it's been in...
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    2013 Genesis Fortitude Singlespeed

    This has to be my favourite bike, in a way, as I own it the longest and I change parts on it the least. I got it in July 2014 as an ex demo bike from a bike shop where nobody was willing to buy it. It was reasonably priced at €500,-. It originally came with 160mm rotors, which meant the rear...
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    1998 Salsa Ala Carte and 2002 Brodie Kinetic

    A good friend offered me a NOS 2002 Marzocchi Z2 Atom Race ETA for the Kinetic. Steerer might need some trimming still, but otherwise it fits like a glove and rides excellently (for a fork of that age). I did not think that the ETA would be necessary, but the fork is very active on the uphills...
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    Road mechs on MTBs

    I‘d like to see some photos of that setup!
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    Road mechs on MTBs

    Long cage derailleurs are called RD-M735 SGS, short cage derailleurs RD-M735 SS. See here. I've got a Dura Ace rear derailleur on my Catalyst, combined with a 12-28 cassette and 34t/46t chainrings.
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