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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:27 pm 
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Is it bonded or soldered?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:08 pm 
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Damn I hate shorter days - Here it is (apologies for the poor lighting etc):

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V few scratches etc. The paint work has oxidised a little. What do folks recommend to polish paint and alloy components?

The only changes I would like to make is to the stem and bars. Whilst I also have the original stem, would it be considered sacrilege to swap to carbon bars and alloy stem?

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Out of curiosity, what is the appendage between the 2 chainstays for?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:22 pm 
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It's entirely up to you what you do to the bike, I personally like to stick to as original spec as much as possible but as long as it looks good and rides how you want it to it shouldn't matter. The appendage is for attaching the end of a full length mudguard to. Nice looking bike BTW, glad your swapping out that stem though :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:15 pm 
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I think this looks an awful lot better:

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Whilst it is now completely original (except the grips and bar ends), unfortunately, the stem, titanium bar and the seatpost are really letting the side down on the mint-ness stakes.

There seems to be a real lack of Ti bars and cromo seatposts these days :(


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:57 pm 
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Black stem looks soooo much better.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:22 pm 
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I finally got to take the Diablo DX out for a spin yesterday. Lovely, compliant yet fast frame. I can understand why cantilever brakes died a death though - I had to constantly remind myself of the stopping distances when crossing any roads.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:19 pm 
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Nedmundo wrote:
I finally got to take the Diablo DX out for a spin yesterday. Lovely, compliant yet fast frame. I can understand why cantilever brakes died a death though - I had to constantly remind myself of the stopping distances when crossing any roads.



Thats coz yours are set up badly.....
lower the "yoke" down the main cable/closer to the tire, so that the straddle cable is shorter and has less of an accute angle over the yoke, and you will get more "mechanical advantage"

A tad extreme, but you get the idea......
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:20 pm 
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Cheers :-)

I reckon the cables are original as set up in RSP :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:05 am 
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I believe there's supposed to be a 90 degree angle on the straddle wire.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:29 am 
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konahed wrote:
I believe there's supposed to be a 90 degree angle on the straddle wire.
Nah, that's just the default setting. First thing we always did when getting cantis was to get rid of the shimano straddle link (that pretty much eliminated the option to tune the brake set up) and pop an aftermarket straddle in there. So we could tune the brakes.


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