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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    This is next up for me...

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    This is now the most sorted it has ever been; and I am *loving* being back on it:

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    I’ll admit I’m tempted to swap out the SR12 for DA9100 and I’m very tempted to go back to tubs, but I really should just leave it alone...
    So, I finally got around to that this week:







    Just the right balance of gold now I think...

    Turns out the Lightning cranks creaked, and more than the creaks they have been known for. It was a process of elimination to arrive at that conclusion, but it was the last thing left after a long line of tests. They've been returned for a refund thanks to awesome service from Jason at Fairwheel. I don't think I can be bothered with fancy cranks anymore - especially as the DA cranks suit it really nicely.

    The wheels are el cheapo 'Prime' 50mm tubs from Wiggle to tide me over. They were on offer at a silly price and are a respectable weight so I took the gamble. They're plenty good enough and they save me from the idiots trying to sell me 5 to 10 year-old secondhand wheels at ridiculous prices; but I will get something else in the long run.

    Not a fan of the Vittoria tyres, though. I missed out on the last set of Veloflex Ravens at my LBS; and that probably leaves me with overseas imports for decent tubs from now on. In fact based on current Australian tubular tyre stock levels, it could be time to get myself stocked up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Just the right balance of gold now I think...
    Well that's a shame. We never did get that Sydney ride in. A gold chain? You can not be serious.

    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Turns out the Lightning cranks creaked, and more than the creaks they have been known for. It was a process of elimination to arrive at that conclusion, but it was the last thing left after a long line of tests. They've been returned for a refund thanks to awesome service from Jason at Fairwheel. I don't think I can be bothered with fancy cranks anymore - especially as the DA cranks suit it really nicely.
    That's also a shame. Mine have been silent, but I agree overall. Cranks on the Lyrebird are Praxxis because I also can't be bothered. Seems to be a general apathy towards exotic stuff though!
    Colin Mclelland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colinmclelland View Post
    We never did get that Sydney ride in.
    We absolutely should do that - it had completely slipped off my radar, so sorry!

    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    The wheels are el cheapo 'Prime' 50mm tubs from Wiggle to tide me over. They were on offer at a silly price and are a respectable weight so I took the gamble.
    Well, those turned out to be a bad idea. The brake surface on both wheels can’t decide whether it should be glassy smooth or rough as a cheese grater, so braking involves a fair bit of pulsing to say the least! Back to talking people down on the expectations of the value of their secondhand wheels it is then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Well, those turned out to be a bad idea. The brake surface on both wheels can’t decide whether it should be glassy smooth or rough as a cheese grater, so braking involves a fair bit of pulsing to say the least! Back to talking people down on the expectations of the value of their secondhand wheels it is then...
    I replaced them with a set of Dura-Ace C40 tubulars that I picked up at a semi-respectable price secondhand but unused - which are *sublime*. I even prefer them to the Bora WTO 33s:


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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    Very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBB View Post
    Very nice.
    Until those gold taps...sorry that chain...punches you in the face😀
    Colin Mclelland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colinmclelland View Post
    Until those gold taps...sorry that chain...punches you in the face��
    I know. I'm usually dead-set against them, but on this build it started to feel like a silver chain would clash more...

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    I like it! The chain and brakes are nice, not too much gold but enough.

    The Shimano is a whole other matter though! ;)
    Riding has to be fun, and part of the fun has to be that you’re not worried about having too much technology on your bike. - Tom Ritchey

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    Default Re: The Tonewood Project: Lyrebird Cycles

    So, this happened this morning:


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