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euph
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by euph

Glad I could help. Good luck finding/making the part.

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Gearjunkie
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by Gearjunkie

Yeah good luck. Really I mean.

Let us know if you find a source - I suspect it's a common problem.

Thanks!

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jbaillie
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by jbaillie

Nothing new on the bike, just took it to the local crits over the weekend (raced early, then watched the other categories).
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jroy
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by jroy

Greenfield crit?

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jbaillie
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by jbaillie

jroy wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:18 pm
Greenfield crit?
Yes! Do you race in New England? I'm headed to Longsjo this weekend.

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jroy
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by jroy

I'm in central mass, used to live in the Pioneer Valley. I have't raced in several years. Keep telling myself I should get back into cross and mtb, but haven't. I recognize some of the locations you've posted: Quabbin lookout tower, fields in Deerfield from the D2R2, and Greenfield.

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jbaillie
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by jbaillie

Small change: Swapped the Veloflex Master 25's for Vittoria Corsa 25's.
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Gearjunkie
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by Gearjunkie

That looks ace.

I'm not normally a fan of the Sram Red chain rings (except perhaps the latest etap black rings) but they suit your bike really well. Nice.

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jbaillie
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by jbaillie

Seeing RyanH's filthy new build made me feel like posting an updated build list on this thing - only a few things at this point (derailleurs, handlebars) are the same as when I bought it. A few bits have been replaced like-for-like (cassette, cables).

Got it to 16.9 lbs. but honestly, I'm a bigger guy and don't care too much about getting it lower. I have a Hylix seatpost, lighter saddle and an UNO stem in my parts bin, but the slightly heavier Thomson/Brooks option just feels better to me.

Only changes this summer have been swapping Veloflex Master 25's for Vittoria Corsa and I snapped my Barfly in the crash back in May, so for a couple months just rode with the stock mount and recently threw a cheap SRAM Quickview on.

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jbaillie
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by jbaillie

In a ridiculous act of vanity I decided to mimic a few others and see what it would look like with the Red touches "blacked out".

Stenciled, cut and applied vinyl tape to the shifters, brake levers and cranks.

I like the way it looks, but if I decide I'm noticing the feel of it too much or see any peeling I'll just go back to red.

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jbaillie
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by jbaillie

'Tis the season (finally) in New England. Got the Firefly some new boots for 2019.
Reynolds 46 Aero hoops laced to CK R45's in Mango
Vittoria Corsa 25mm rubber
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MiloAS
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by MiloAS

I think this is my favourite build on WW. There's just something about how understated it is that's so nice. How do the new wheels ride?

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by jbaillie

MiloAS wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:18 pm
I think this is my favourite build on WW. There's just something about how understated it is that's so nice. How do the new wheels ride?
Only a few miles on them (put them on for the 1st time yesterday) but first impressions are excellent. I had the Reynolds SixtySix rims on T11's a few years back and they were quick but brutal in crosswinds. These are much more stable.

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jbaillie
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by jbaillie

I've also purchased a handful of lighter bits over the past few months, and was considering throwing on this spring, but now that it's good riding weather I find myself leaning toward sticking with the slightly heavier options I've been running.
VP R76 pedals: 249g (-13 compared to Look Keo2Max)
Kalloy Uno7 stem: 123g (-32 compared to Thomson X2)
Selle Italia SL*: 217g (-43 compared to Brooks Cambium C13)
Hylix setback post: 165g (-63g compared to Thomson Elite)
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*The saddle is the one part that isn't new, it was my saddle of choice until 2016 when I changed to the Cambium. The total savings (151g) look tempting, but unless something changes my feeling on the current parts I'll likely shift these aside for a later project.

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by MiloAS

IMO i also prefer the current set up, plus if you change you won't have matching stem + seatpost. We all know matching brands = -100g of weight

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