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    Quote Originally Posted by 72gmc View Post
    Having recent experience with fenders creaking through contact with the frame, and looking at the little clear pieces of rubbery tape some fender manufacturers include to combat this, I wonder if small, hard-to-see pieces of a tape like that (seems to be lots of variants sold for child-proofing at home) or even a small dab of rubber cement would turn the trick.
    Unfortunately I've already tried patches of rubbery tape to no avail.

    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    To help make my mind up, I tried my DA C40s on it. Hmmm...
    I rode it with these on this morning. 28c tubs made for a *very* firm ride, even at lower pressures than I run these on my other bike. Amazing what a difference 28c Vs 30c can feel like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    I can’t stop the carbon fenders creaking against the fork, so I’ve taken them off for now. Their 40mm width is probably too tight on this frame without cutting them, which I’m not overly excited about doing. They flex enough to fit in, but that means the sharp edges of the carbon has been scraping against the inside of the fork blade and I can’t seem to stop that happening.

    I’ll probably order some of the 37mm PDW FMFs now as those should work quite well and I know I like the way they look and work from using the skinnier ones before.

    Whilst the fenders are off I might as well try the 36mm Challenge tubeless tubulars. I’ve measured up and I’m certain there’s room - I just need to decide which wheels to put them on.

    To help make my mind up, I tried my DA C40s on it. Hmmm...
    After all of that, the 36mm Challenge tyres didn't fit and I finally cut the fenders only to realise they're not what's causing the noise...

    Turned out the creak has (hopefully, sort of) turned out to be my front wheel. As such, and to test this for certain, I have loaded my C40s back into it - this time with the fenders still installed.

    Can't help but like it. It has a certain hot rod / cafť racer feel to it:


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    Those fenders look awesome as-is. And the front drops far enough below your crankset that a mudguard is pretty irrelevant.
    "As an homage to the EPOdays of yore- I'd find the world's last remaining pair of 40cm ergonomic drop bars.....i think everyone who ever liked those handlebars in that shape and in that width is either dead of a drug overdose, works in the Schaerbeek mattress factory now and weighs 300 pounds or is Dr. Davey Bruylandts...who for all I know is doing both of those things." - Jerk

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Turned out the creak has (hopefully, sort of) turned out to be my front wheel. As such, and to test this for certain, I have loaded my C40s back into it - this time with the fenders still installed.
    Because I know you were all fretting about it (!!), the C40 wheel test confirmed the creak was my other wheels. Turns out the previous owner had 'adjusted' the bearings - the end caps were done up so tight I cracked one trying to undo it! That resulted in having to order a replacement axle kit (the broken one isn't replaceable without replacing the whole axle), which is now installed ready to test tomorrow...

    And because this is a gallery:


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    I am still very much enjoying the irony of riding a mudguard equipped bike in an Australian summer, but regardless of that.... I want this bike. I want it so bad. So much so, that in lieu of finding a NOS 5e with a 50mm rake, I ordered a Falz for my Seven to get some curved carbon blade action going on.

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    Minus 12 degree stem will get a tryout on the GP this year. Feels good on the trainer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas View Post
    Minus 12 degree stem will get a tryout on the GP this year. Feels good on the trainer.
    Just my tuppence, but if you took the spacers out and used a -6ļ stem you would achieve the same position, and it'd suit the frame better.

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    Rich, correct. Was playing with drop and reach with this stem, which is a 110 instead of my usual 120. I had it 5mm lower for a while and will try that on the road too. With this setup, I'm comfy in the drops and on the hoods. 5mm lower may be good too - we'll see. I need longer road sessions to know for sure.
    But depending on where I end up, a 110 -8* stem may work just as well, as you point out.

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    Loving these Veloflex Corsa G2's Steve! Most complementary tire I've run on the Max yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonSnow View Post
    Loving these Veloflex Corsa G2's Steve! Most complementary tire I've run on the Max yet.

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    Thanks! Monkeys, typewriters, etc.

    (What's that bike behind you - a "MOO"? Who calls their bike a MOO? Kids these days...:)
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    The Moo is spoiling the shot. The owner's Max is undergoing a lengthy bar tape replacement and couldn't join us for the ride Saturday (but the Moo does have some big cushy tires which are nice for end of winter roads). I'm sure he'll grace us with a freshly wrapped ride photo very soon.

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    OK, Rich, here you go. Now rocking a -8 stem to match the TT slope. Nice that Easton makes a 115mm model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas View Post
    OK, Rich, here you go. Now rocking a -8 stem to match the TT slope. Nice that Easton makes a 115mm model.
    *chef’s kiss*

    Nicely done.

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    Easton cranks with a Bingham Built custom spider for 5-bolt rings installed in the hope that the lower Q-factor helps my leg when Iím back on the bike:





    Needs a bit of fiddling to get the shift right, but thatís my fault for trying to adjust the Shimano derailleur from memory rather than reminding myself of how itís actually supposed to be done!

    Not as pretty as the WI R30s, but not exactly butt-ugly either - and if they achieve the objective, Iíll be more than happy to keep them in place.

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    Bike looks nice Rich. Get better so you can ride it.

    Is that a Leopard Trek I spy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Is that a Leopard Trek I spy?
    Good eye, yes - but not mine. Signed by Jens, though.

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