Internet Rummagings 3 – Other Materials Are Available

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Welcome to this month’s edition of Internet Rummagings, where I rummage around in the more embarrassing parts of the internet, so you don’t have to! (for clarification, that’s weird and wonderful bike websites…) Roost Components Starting down under this time, Roost is an Australian brand offering nice titanium things. Frames, obvs, but also stems and bars, which we will look at first. The stem in question is their Dominator Ti, which is 35mm in length, and zero rise, available in both 31.8 and 35mm clamps. Its carved out of a lump of  6AL-4V titanium and while it is very nicely CNC’d it’s not one for the weight weenies at 175g, or budget conscious at around £180-£200 at current exchange rates. Does look good in this magpie’s opinion though, as you can see for yourself… Which brings us nicely on to their Ti Bars which are 780mm wide, 30mm rise 5 deg up 9 deg back sweep and only in a 31.8mm diameter. Same story as the stem really, looks great, not for weight weenies or...

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  • Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    I’m not normally a big fan of flat pedals but that 5dev raw finish pedal really does look lush.

    Premier Icon newretrotom
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    Forth road bridge or the more famous one with trains?

    Premier Icon Tom Howard
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    Would you believe me if I said I meant the road one?

    Premier Icon jamiemcf
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    Well the road one did snap a few years ago.

    Premier Icon integra
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    Just waiting for my Roost bars to be delivered, Not sure if I can justify the stem though.

    Premier Icon Tom Howard
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    Oooh nice! I’d be interested to see if the supposed extra comfort is worth the extra weight over carbon options. The stem is currently sat in an ever increasing pile of bits I’m going to throw on the Rå .410 I mentioned last month, so will report anything interesting back once everything else arrives.

    Premier Icon Sam Forward
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    My only experience with Titanium bars was when I acquired a set of kingdom bars.

    The geometry was great, construction and finish superb but they were hideously unforgiving.

    I have no grudge against Ti bars but I won’t be spending that much money based on claimed benefits again.

    Beautiful though.

    Premier Icon ossify
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    Those pedals are gorgeous, but at almost £200 plus tax they are staying on screen only!

    Some questionable colour choices here. The Roost Otho cockpit might give me nightmares and while I really want to like that red & yellow Egerie bike I just can’t get there. Nope 🙁

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    C’est trees bon, non?

    Premier Icon salsaboy
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    I like those pedals.
    But I like the ones from https://yoshimutacycling.com/ more

    Premier Icon Tom Howard
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    Linky no worky, do you mean https://yoshimuracycling.com/collections/pedals

    Premier Icon Tom Howard
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    More lovely paint from Egerie since I did the above.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CW8u6pRKkXs/?utm_medium=copy_link

    Premier Icon integra
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    @tomhoward will let you know how I get on with them. Currently running a set of SQlab bars with Revgrips on a Nordest Britango Ti.

    Premier Icon integra
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    @tomhoward bars have arrived, took nigh on two and a half months to arrive though. Looks like they are made in China according to the return address, but seem to be well made. Not fitted yet as waiting on a new stem, will get a weight for them before fitting.

    Premier Icon Tom Howard
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    took nigh on two and a half months to arrive though.

    Ouch!

    I’m in a similar situation with the 5DEV pedals, though they’ve arrived now.

    Very well made, pins were a joy to screw in, much nicer than other ones I’ve done it for, not so much as a tight thread.

    Incidentally, total, delivered price was around £190, as the really expensive delivery included all the taxes and duties.

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