Chapter2 Tere

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Monkeyfudger wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:17 am
Check your stem length... I never planned on using mine but got a120mm I thought would be useful on another bike, I came to use it the other day and awesomely despite being labelled as a 120mm it measures 110mm.

Would be very unusual for a stem to be labeled 120 but actually be 110. Has to be the way it was measured. It's easy to get it wrong when you hold a tape measure up against the side of the stem.
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Thanks...I didn’t actually consider I might have measured it wrong so definitely didn’t directly compare it to another couple of stems...

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How did you measure it?
My 110 stem measure 110 C-C
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by Djkinsella89

Some stems are inaccurately made/measured by certain companies, typically these discrepancies are well within 10mm from everything I’ve seen. And then some stems are just measured in odd ways by the manufacture, like Nitto measuring their stems 90degrees from the steer tube axis resulting in actual stem lengths ~7mm longer than marked.

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by Monkeyfudger

Longest build ever, almost looks like a race bike now.

7.2kg as pictured, 1kg less than my previous race bike which isn’t to be sniffed at when you only weigh 61kg!! Defo not Weenie Worthy but not bad considering Clinchers (tubeless) and a power meter.

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by ipaul

That came out great. So worth the time you put in it. Congrats, enjoy and a bit envious :wink:
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by SimmyD

Bike complete and working great!

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by SimmyD

I do have extremely small clearance between my rear tyre and the SRAM red brake. Any tips on a getting some more clearance without going from 25mm to 23mm?

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The rear brake clearance would not be an issue with the new Ultegra caliper but that might look weird on a SRAM Red bike. I run 28mm Vittoria on zipp Firecrest with the Ultegra.

Another option eebrake. Expensive but they work great and have huge clearance.

Also helps a little but not a ton to add a 2mm washer between caliper and brake bridge.
or file a few mm off the underside of the metal washer of the brake.
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by SimmyD

So update on my Tere,

Dopped to 23mm Pirelli tyres which measure up to 26mm with my rims.

Had a creak under load which I couldn't find. Worried it was my BB that I put in.

Ended up taking it to a shop and they narrowed it down to the rear wheel! it was a bearing that needed replacing in the hub! would have never found that myself :P

Running super smooth now. Such a lovely bike!

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by SimmyD

Been a week now of smooth riding.

This bike just feels nimble and fast under me. 🤘 Time to start hitting the crits.

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by moonoi

Decided to update mine a bit, Campag SR has gone and replaced with etap, brake clearance for wider tyres is terrible though, had to downsize from 28mm Turbo Cottons to 24mm S-Works Turbo to get adequate clearance at the rear...might look at eebrakes when I've got some spare cash and maybe the new Chapter2 Mana integrated bars

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