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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:25 pm 
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I love reminding modernists of the bar-end+brake lever weight advantage over S.T.I.s


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:55 pm 
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Groovy 8)

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All works great. Commuted on it a couple of days, handles the cobbles & alleyways; everything felt right so I made sure I got out early & tore up Lady Smythes this morning. Did some hard circuits on the grass, then found it works better than expected on singletrack. Lovin' the bar end shifters & 6 speed, but if the technology gets too much this frames ideal for ss/fixed! could be the all rounder, the one!
Had so much fun I'm moved to invest in tyres for it: reasonably priced recommendations please? (pretty sure they're the originals on there) & I'm going to try & get a Sunday free for a proper cross race.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:39 pm 
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If I could get these bar-end shifters in Poland cheaper and older than new 10 speed Dura Ace. :roll:
I suggest to get away of aluminium alloy bar drilling, but with chromed steel would work. Anyway, at least I won't risk. Safer is routing cable under bar tape.


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Don't worry man, I ain't drillin no holes. Those cables are comfy where they are, taped at the front of the bar actually makes a more ergonomic grip.


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What tyres you after Cab? There were LOADS of CX tubs and tyres at the jumble going dirt cheap.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:19 pm 
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This tyres aren't CX type, but I think that they serving in community very good. But both of them seems worn out... I have similiar and I'll try to ride on them trought forest. :twisted: I wonder how long I'll withstand.
Anyone tried putting shifters on a stem? Is this at least a bit ergonomic for riding in terrain?


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What tyres you after Cab? There were LOADS of CX tubs and tyres at the jumble going dirt cheap.


& I expect there were a couple of Isaac sized road frames 'n all. Sorry to have missed it again. Clinchers: originals are 700x32 Schwalbe with a reasonable tread for grass, the back one is quite worn, but they're both 21yrs old!


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Agency_Scum wrote:
What tyres you after Cab? There were LOADS of CX tubs and tyres at the jumble going dirt cheap.


Bugger - that's exactly what I'm after too.


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I sold a pair NOS at the Whalley jumble weekend before last as well!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:49 am 
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Turns out Schwalbe Smart Sam is a reasonably priced tyre so I slung one on the back & had a go at the Western League 'Cross up Whitchurch airfield:

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Enjoyed it so much I'm hoping to get the matching front tyre for Christmas & race a few more! (Picture doesn't show it, but both wheels were sliding towards the photographer!)


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