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Apr 2, 2014 at 14:30
Apr 2, 2014

NEW SLX Top Pull Direct mount front derrailleur

$15 GPB
NEW SLX Direct mount front derrailleur Top pull £15 (rrp £25). Decided to run my new GT Force 1x10 before it even arrived, so unbolted all the front shifting straight out of the box.

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Apr 2, 2014 at 12:03
Apr 2, 2014
Selling
Apr 2, 2014 at 11:59
Apr 2, 2014

NEW Formula RX brakeset

$150 GPB
Brand new, never used front and rear 2014 formula RX brakes taken off my new GT Force as I already had some XT's to put on it. (personal preference, I'm a bit of a fanboy). Brakes have tool-less reach adjust and from all I've read, are fantastic brakes for everything from DH to cross country. Hose lengths are 89 and 171cm, Frame is an XL, forks are 160mm and both still had plenty of slack, so no worries about hose length. Will include 203mm and 180mm rotors and their respective post mount adapters for an extra £30.

L0rdTom mikelevy's article
Apr 2, 2014 at 11:42
Apr 2, 2014
First Look: e*thirteen Extended Range Cog
Haha, no need to be a condescending prick about it :) Thanks for picking up on my spelling error though, completely didn't spot that. I'm a little gutted that 5 years in bike shops counts towards no experience, but I can confidently say I haven't had to replace a shimano freehub yet due to cassettes eating through the ridges, but plenty of hopes/superstars. Back to original point, I wouldn't run the thin cog because it will eat your freehub body faster than the not much more expensive and a lot lighter E-thirteen one. Cheer up mate, Tom
L0rdTom mikelevy's article
Apr 2, 2014 at 9:56
Apr 2, 2014
First Look: e*thirteen Extended Range Cog
Forgot about Shimano always doing things properly, like always using cup/cone bearings and steel freehub bodies. Pretty sure Dura Ace is titanium though. but having just noticed that they never use aluminium freehub bodies, that just proves my point about the tolerances not being the cause. I have never had a Shimano hub come into my shop with slots gauged into the freehub body, but plenty of hopes etc. Cassettes are still just as baggy on a Shimano body as a hope one, and yet only the aluminium body gets torn up. The American Classic situation is the same, where the one steel ridge prevents the cog from digging in as it is locked in place by the one ridge it can't deform. you wouldn't even need the other aluminium ridges there as long as it was tight radially and couldn't deform the steel ridge. Also, a 42 cog will put more force on a freehub than a 28 cog given the same gearing ratio, because the same chain tension is applied to a larger radius from the freehub body, giving a larger moment.
L0rdTom mikelevy's article
Apr 2, 2014 at 7:26
Apr 2, 2014
First Look: e*thirteen Extended Range Cog
Most decent hubs use aluminium freehub bodies. I'd be interested for you to name some that don't, genuinely cant think of any. The problem of cogs wearing through freehub bodies isn't the tolerances, its the fact that fundamentally a large radius cog with a narrow engagement area puts more stress on freehub body than the aluminium yield stress, so it plastically deforms creating deep gauges which make it difficult to remove the cassette, slightly misalign the ramp and gate teeth and eventually write off your freehub body. Obviously a wider cog engagement area spreads the same force over a larger area, resulting in a lower stress in the elastic region.
L0rdTom mikelevy's article
Apr 2, 2014 at 4:51
Apr 2, 2014
First Look: e*thirteen Extended Range Cog
@valley, notice how thin the steel plate is where it meets the freehub body, and how wide the E-thirteen one is where it meets the body? That's not a co-incidence. The thin steel one will tear through an aluminium freehub body in months, whereas the E-thirteen one looks wide enough to spread the force out over a large enough area to prevent that. Be like E-thirteen; stay in school and learn stress analysis son!
L0rdTom gee-milner's article
Mar 28, 2014 at 2:55
Mar 28, 2014
Video: 2014 Steve Peat Syndicate Bike Build
My skills as a mechanic have reached the point I can carry allen keys in my beard. screwdrivers are a big step up though.
L0rdTom evocsports's article
Mar 28, 2014 at 2:37
Mar 28, 2014
Fail of the Month - March
Cinematographer in #1 has vocal powers of the dead-sailor-rotation. Watch for him on the side of race tracks.
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