Ross McArthur

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  1. Imo, I think eccentric probably works better in the bottom bracket. That way you only have one cam doing the tensioning. The drop outs were fiddly because you had to centre the wheel between the chain stays, and with a chunky rear tyre and not much clearance with a super short rear end, 26" wheels in a steel frame...
  2. No worries. So, other than changing the geometry depending on what gear ratio I ran, and forever fearing a puncture because I'd have to take it all to bits and reset it again, it was great! The clamp on the cams was tight enough for it never to move, it was near enough equal in weight (alloy cams) to having a small tensioner. Like I say, setting it up wasn't the easiest. I'd have to use a screwdriver to push the cam round and was a wee bit fiddly but I'm sure a man of your calibre wont struggle too much. It would have been easier if the cams were greased but then there would be a chance of them slipping so ran them dry. Marino done a great job of making sure the rim brake mounts lined up but I'm not sure how it would work with a disc with that amount of adjustability/movement in the tensioning of the chain..
  3. You forgot this... "I don’t understand what you’ve done and why you’ve done it... and I’ve now watched it three times. You seem to have cut a tube apart and stuck patches inside it. How, I don’t understand?!?" The foam stops the tube from pinching so hard between the rim and a wall. What's not to get?
  4. Cant really go wrong with maybe a 100-110mm stem with 10-15degree rise with 2" riser bars with 20-25mm of stem spacers underneath.
  5. Dunno? Let us know.
  6. This dude is cracking me up.
  7. I don't dude, sorry. I was meaning more just churned out off the shelf aluminium frames rather than custom.
  8. The disc mount on the black frame is much better than the yellow banana mount on the limited edition yellow frames. The Giants don't have a seat stay/chain stay brace though, so just watch the dropouts for cracks but i'm sure you'd be fine running a 160/180 if its just for manuals. Just try not to be too harsh on the set up, for example, don't land with the brake on if you are rolling backwards. It kills callipers and frames.
  9. The lure of aluminium was just too strong.
  10. So nice dude. Good job.
  11. Jap Slaps. Like nothing better than slappin some japs.
  12. I could try and cobble you together a working brake if it keeps you rolling? C what I did there?
  13. Very cool. The cobbled bank to frenchie line was my favorite. The Leeds grey wall tap was massive. What sort of brake problems were you having?