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    Quote Originally Posted by zank View Post
    Nah, not really. The bikes I build are the bikes I ride and know. For instance, I've never ridden on a track, so I have no business saying I can build a track bike. Yeah, I could build one if you told me what to build, but then it wouldn't really be a bike from me, would it? I've never been afraid to say leave it to the guys who are experts in that arena. It makes the most sense for everybody.

    That said, I want to do more experimenting with 29ers. I have this need for my mountain bike to feel more and more like my cross bike. So I'm not saying I don't want to keep learning, rather I want to learn more about what I am interested in.
    So, I was right to laugh when Cathryn asked me if you'd build us a tandem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by davids View Post
    So, I was right to laugh when Cathryn asked me if you'd build us a tandem?
    Yes. Good instincts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zank View Post
    That said, I want to do more experimenting with 29ers. I have this need for my mountain bike to feel more and more like my cross bike. So I'm not saying I don't want to keep learning, rather I want to learn more about what I am interested in.
    This is it, the Zanc CX is a party off road and for a 29er to ride like that off road would be ideal. If you sort that out for small frame sizes I'm in.
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    zanc
    you could right now be building steveps frame.
    i happen to know he's down to 4 bikes... and the new kit is sitting waiting.
     

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    This is for Conor B - now Zanc is ahead!

    Hey Zanc. Hope you are well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Kirk View Post
    This is for Conor B - now Zanc is ahead!

    Hey Zanc. Hope you are well.

    Dave
    Great, now he's up by two.

    Go Zanc, go!

    Conor

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    You guys are funny.

    Stop messing about and post at the 69 PicFest.
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    The posts don't count unless you ask the effbuilder a question.

    So...

    Mike.

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    I'm covered in flux at the moment.

    Hey, thanks for asking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zank View Post
    I'm covered in flux at the moment.

    Hey, thanks for asking.
    plz. keep it family friendly here.
     

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    internal cable in top tube for rear brake -- very common ----
    your thoughts for derailleur internal in down tube steel/lug frames. believe jpw done a few ...

    ronnie
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron l edmiston View Post
    internal cable in top tube for rear brake -- very common ----
    your thoughts for derailleur internal in down tube steel/lug frames. believe jpw done a few ...

    ronnie
    Hi Ronnie,
    I had a Benotto with internal routing. It was pretty sweet and clean looking, and it worked fine with the friction shifting. Maintenance was kind of frustrating though. The cables went right into the frame at the DT lever boss adn then wrapped around a sleeve inside the BB. That was the easy part. The challenge was getting it to poke out the end of the chainstay. I also had a Klein Rascal mtb that had internal routing (just through the down tube so not full internal routing). That was easier because of the full length tube running through the down tube. Anyway, I like the ease of working on a drive train with external cables. I also think that indexed shifting is less tolerant of cable friction that can results from internal routing. Having a nice clean run of cables goes a long way to making the current components work as nicely as possible. So I guess what I'm trying to say is that it's not really for me.

    See you in August!
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    It was time. I had enough. And along came the perfect partner. Kerry Whittle of K2C Racing in Utah had the know-how and the equipment. I wanted more choices. He wanted to make some rings. Let's do it.

    I'm thrilled to show the images of the 44 outer and the 38 inner for Campagnolo CT cranksets. Kerry is in the process of machining a couple of the 38s for testing and the 44s are coming soon after. If all goes according to plan, you'll be able to see them on the bike of mine in the TRP Brakes booth at Interbike. A huge thank you to Lance Larrabee of TRP for allowing me a space for the show.

    So what's next after that? Kerry is working on the files for 110 bcd as well as other sizes. You'll notice that the Campagnolo rings are not just a 110 bcd with an oblong hole for the behind-the-crankarm bolt. No way. These match the OE rings perfectly. The chain catch pin on the outer is in the correct place. The outers are pinned and ramped for what we hope will be great shifts. These are for 10 speed, but Kerry is currently measuring the 11 speed rings and we'll see if any changes need to be made to the program for 11.

    Let me know what you think. Thanks for looking!



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    Zank,

    Your timing on this is perfect (well, nearly.) It's clear to me after just a few short rides that the 50-34 rings on my new 'cross bike are just wrong. So a few questions:

    • Are you planning to produce not only these Campy CT rings, but also rings for 'standard' 110 BCD cranks (like, say, the Shimano FC-R600)?
    • What rings would you recommend for a middle-aged CX newbie planning to ride & race in NE?

    Answer these correctly and I may be looking into a bespoke CX bike before too long.

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    Hi David,
    Yes, Kerry is working on the Mastercam files for 110 bcd, but he's focused on the Campy 38/44 at the moment so it's done in time for Interbike. But the plan is to have inners in 36 and 38 and outers in 42, 44, and 46. We'll probably make a program for a 40 outer, but we'll see.

    I think a 36/42 would rock for you. You'll be in the 42 most of the time, but you'll have the 36 for warming up and for heavy or hilly courses.

    How did I do on my answers?
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    42? Am I that wimpy? Wait, I can answer that one: Yeah probably...

    Your answers so far have been acceptable, although that second one was maybe too brutally honest.

    Any idea on pricing yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by davids View Post
    42? Am I that wimpy? Wait, I can answer that one: Yeah probably...

    Your answers so far have been acceptable, although that second one was maybe too brutally honest.

    Any idea on pricing yet?
    there are plenty of pros racing on 42 single ring set ups. i was actually complimenting you.
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    This is the bestest smoked out in the history of smoke.
     

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    Mike, those rings look HAWT !

    If they go well, it'd be cool to see some 44T for 135 cranks in both 10 and 11 speed.

    -g
     

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    Zank, that 44 would have been perfect for my race Sunday. I was in the 46 for most of the race, except the climb which required me to shift. Then my FD stopped working alas.. I know I lost a few places!!
     

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