HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 36 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:41 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:54 pm
Posts: 658
Location: Reading, UK
A brief update on this bike. I converted the wheels to tubeless with Hutch Fusion 3s.

Image

But one morning in early May a sidewall cut on the front tyre led to rapid deflation at speed and I had to bail out into a soft verge. I was ok but the handlebars had whacked the top tube and it looked like this.

Image

Ouch. I sent it off to fibrelyte.co.uk and it came back nicely repaired, not invisible but quite discreet.

Image

Someone in this thread recommended Lizard Skins bartape. It's very soft and grippy.

Image

The bike is rebuilt and I'm very glad to have it back.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:10 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:12 am
Posts: 226
Glad you were ok and bike is all better. Still running Fusion 3s? Tape looks great. How well does the lizard skin tape cleanup/stay clean? I want the orange tape for my commuter but the red Arundel gecko grip tape I have on now has gotten pretty dirty, so I maybe should switch back to black ...


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:10 am 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:05 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:54 pm
Posts: 658
Location: Reading, UK
The tape is still very new so can't say for sure but with 100 miles on it I can see signs of grime already. I suspect the tacky surface may be a dirt magnet. I'm not convinced bar tape needs to be so sticky but it is very comfortable.

Yes, still with the Fusion3. Disappointed slightly that tubeless is not a magic bullet against all possible deflation scenarios but the tyres are grippy and roll well.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:05 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:03 pm
Posts: 1
Hi,

I know I'm digging up an old post but I am building up a disc cross bike using campy Chorus and the Hy/RD brakes. I was wondering what type of cable housing you used and what type of rotors you used? I heard that going with Magura rotors greatly reduced the lever throw.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:49 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:54 pm
Posts: 658
Location: Reading, UK
See my post with the photos on p2 of this thread, it's Goodridge brake housing.

I am using the rotors that came stock with the brakes. Must say it had not occurred to me that different rotors could affect the lever throw?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:02 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:54 pm
Posts: 164
I have the Miracle version of this frame. After revisiting this thread, I'm horrified to see that crack you experienced in the top tube!

My Umlenker has been going strong for two years with a Dura Ace 7700 derailleur. Year-round fendered rain bike for me. If anything a bit overbuilt for my purposes.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 36 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: AntoineB, Baidu [Spider], dellpan, Exabot [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot], PhantomRacer and 20 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. road disc frame sets

[ Go to page: 1 ... 4, 5, 6 ]

in Road

bm0p700f

81

6628

Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:43 am

jeffy View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. road bike disc frame

in Wanted

eliflap-scalpel

0

85

Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:45 pm

eliflap-scalpel View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Build Suggestion - Steel Disc Road Frame

in Road

btompkins0112

9

868

Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:53 pm

btompkins0112 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. sold MTB 3x9 kit with disc brakes

in For sale - Pictures are mandatory 22-3-13

SpeedyChix

0

65

Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:35 pm

SpeedyChix View the latest post


It is currently Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:09 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB