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Josh-D. S. Davis

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Genesis Frankenbike
Josh 2004 Happy
So, my parts came in. I replaced my BB with a UN55 sealed cartridge (vs the cup and ball which had sheared the face off of a ball already.) That should be smoove, like butter.

Replaced the ProWheel-170 steel 28/38/48 beastie with a Shimano 175mm FC-2300 34/53 and the matching FD-2300. 175mm, vs my previous frankenbike at 165mm... even the 170 was nice. Technically, I should ride 190mm, but I don't know if my knee or my pocketbook could afford something like that.

The Chain Line isn't quite what I expected, but I think I can make it work. I was hoping to run unrestricted, but there appears to be just a little bit of cross-chaining and frame rub, even with the shorter BB spindle. For now, I'm using a micro-index grip shifter, but that's a temporary compromise. I may go back to triggers, though I need to get a 2x front vs the 3x I'm using now.

Also replaced my handle bars and mount with 40 degree 120mm, and an Origin-8 Stash Bar. It's a little shorter than I expected, so we'll see if it's too twitchy on my ride with Steve on Wednesday.

Oh, and my spare tube, and my 20mm rear offset seatpost came in, but I didn't notice until too late. I'll just take them with me and swap them in Austin.