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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:36 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
So, problem solvers or cantis and a road front mech?


Pretty much. The only other option is to buy a set of mini-vbrakes which should work with the brifters. But I suspect this is a budget build and mini-v's are a fairly specialized purchase. Unless you have a CX bike or a canti equipped touring bike you might want to upgrade in the future. I find v-brakes/mini v's a PITA when it comes to fenders though.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:26 pm 
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Bar-end shifters are better on a bike like that.

I have a set of 9spd Dura-ace bar end shifters and some V-specific road levers but unfortunately they may not be within budget

I even have some mini V's

Aren't I great??


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:46 pm 
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hamster wrote:
However for front the mechs have a different leverage (cable pull etc).

Ah, that's worth knowing. Filed away for future reference. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:47 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
Bar-end shifters are better on a bike like that.

I have a set of 9spd Dura-ace bar end shifters and some V-specific road levers but unfortunately they may not be within budget

I even have some mini V's

Aren't I great??



So want to swap for the stuff i was going to use but you had first refusal on? The 3x9 stuff and bars?

Remember?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:51 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
Bar-end shifters are better on a bike like that.

I have a set of 9spd Dura-ace bar end shifters and some V-specific road levers but unfortunately they may not be within budget

I even have some mini V's

Aren't I great??



So want to swap for the stuff i was going to use but you had first refusal on? The 3x9 stuff and bars?

Remember?


I remember but I've been away


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:52 pm 
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'away' for a 'stretch?'


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:08 pm 
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I have plenty of cantis inc black lx and a road triple mech in the shed of love. and a splayed black road drop bar bars. No not the elephant although that would be nice.

Going all stealth still. The tyres i fancy have reflective sidewalls though which can bee seen by the international space station.


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