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Old 05-27-2018, 01:53 PM
Ruimteaapje Ruimteaapje is offline
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New tires: applied Aquasure to keep them like new. New cassette: pleasantly surprised that a 13-29 one works on my bike even if I would accidentally shift to 53-29


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Old 05-28-2018, 08:49 AM
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New tires: applied Aquasure to keep them like new. New cassette: pleasantly surprised that a 13-29 one works on my bike even if I would accidentally shift to 53-29

Beautiful !!!
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:28 AM
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New cassette: pleasantly surprised that a 13-29 one works on my bike even if I would accidentally shift to 53-29
No problem. If you're dialed in right, it's a smooth shift and ride. Still, I don't live there, but it's great if you want to stay in the big ring in preparation for topping a hill with a quick descent. Nice looking bike.
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Old 05-28-2018, 02:43 PM
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Indeed, I vividly remember from 20+ years ago how I used a 12-30 cassette in an 8sp Ultegra setup which got jammed in the Pyrenees on the top of a climb when I was dead tired and first shifted from 39 to 53 before I got off the 30. Had to get off the bike and force the rear wheel out before I could shift again, put the wheel back in and start the descent. And with Campagnolo claiming that their short cage 10sp derailleurs can only handle up to 26t I wasn't too sure

BTW, the 8sp 12-30 cassette was half 7sp Alivio with a few cogs from a 8sp 12-25 cassette. I started that three-week tour across the Pyrenees with that 12-25 but soon realised that it was madness so the mechanic came up with that excellent makeshift solution.

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Old 01-19-2019, 09:11 AM
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Not for full gear bike trekking but ideal (I hope) to get camping gear and luggage from the train station to a camping for some riding without luggage and then back to the train after a week or so or for a ride from Amsterdam to Burgundy. Second bag is on its way.

Had to get it color-coordinated, obviously


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Old 01-19-2019, 01:36 PM
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Praktisch, for sure.

I'm trying to decide on a front or rear rack for my Hollands this year.

Any negative handling issues on your nice Vetta?
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Old 01-20-2019, 06:46 AM
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I'm going to test it with some more serious loads once the second bag arrives (ordered it yesterday, already the first one from another bike). Since this bike does not have eyelets for a rear rack I opted for this setup: the Schindelhauer rack clamps between the front brake and the fork crown and rests on the front axle so no eyelets needed. Got my info about the pros and cons of front loading here:

https://velo-orange.blogspot.com/201...gQZk3V2FcEzwKI
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Old 02-25-2019, 02:49 PM
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If longer rides prove to be less comfy I can get a new fork with eyelets for lower pannier racks but test rides have been quite comfy so far and the bike handles quite nice. I'm not taking heavy gear - no tent, no cooking equipment, etc. For commuting just a pair of shoes and a set of clothes. For the trip to Burgundy a set of normal clothes plus some extra cycling clothes, enough to get me from gîte to hostel to gîte for a week. The bags won't be full but there's two for even distribution of the load.

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Old 03-02-2019, 03:51 PM
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This.....
Pure gold. The functionality is what I'm into.

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