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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:16 pm 
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ed_de_ball wrote:
Does anybody know how to run brake cables under handlebar tape on chop & flop handle bars when using aero brake levers?


Carefully, & it will work-just avoid a sharp kink as the outer turns from the lever to run round the inside of the curve, & make sure to tape in position with insulting tape to keep the line before putting bar tape on. Looks like a bit of a lump but once the tape's on looks less, & it's not right under your hand. However, Cane Creek or Tektro TT levers can be bought for around 20 quid & are a far neater solution.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:27 pm 
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Cab wrote:
FINNEY1973 wrote:
Thought i'd add my s/s as there's not enough bikes on this particular thread :wink:

a few details...

Reynolds 753 track frame built by Derrick 'Rick' Powell.
- 53/16 gearing with 165mm cranks.

Real good fun to ride, used as my daily to work.

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Lovely frame, but that's a massive gear for the commute! pretty flat run, right?


cheers & yes very much so, along a canal with only one bridge that I could describe as uphill and by using cleats it's pretty steady. don't have to navigate much traffic so it's a decent little run to work. wouldn't like to do proper hills on it that's for sure.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:28 pm 
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I picked up my Mavic bars from the Post Office at the weekend. I thought I'd paid over the odds for them, but now they're here I can see what I've got. I knew there was a brake lever and a caliper with them but it's a Campagnolo Veloce caliper and Cane Creek lever, plus the tape is pretty new looking Brooks stuff, so I guess I didn't get such a bad deal after all :)

The bad news is I missed out on a really grotty-looking 60's Gillot frame and a nice 40H 27" rim that would have been a perfect fixed build with a bunch of the stuff I've got sitting in my box and my Brooks saddle.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:43 am 
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Genesis day one(retina burn)

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Evil resident(foul weather/winter mile muncher)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:02 am 
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That Genesis is oh-so-cool


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:32 pm 
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PANZR wrote:
New 'Blood Red' paint
New Paul cranks
New Campy BB
New Izumi chain
I built a new rear wheel too
...and of course, my recently aquired Mavic bars

I don't really like the red on the cranks, I might remove the paint or maybe I'll go back to the Shimano 600 'Arabesque' cranks


menacing looking bike - really like it. like the crankset, ties nicely to the frame IMO.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:54 pm 
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Just finished putting together that up above.

Courtois were a chain of cycling or sports stores in France, not sure exactly which. Their own brand bikes were made by other frame makers, I'm not sure if they were fitted and done to order or if they bought in bulk but I've yet to see two Courtois the same, not in geometry, paint, lugs, absolutely nothing.

This particular one looks like it could have been built by Gitane, the fork and lugs, everything but the seat stay caps and lack of a serial on the BB looks that way. It's light and with all the chrome where it is.. if it's a Gitane then it's an awful lot like a Super Pista.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:52 pm 
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That's extremely nice ^^^
Looks like it would fit me perfectly at 6'4"


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:02 pm 
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Possibly so, I'm 6'3", ride 61 road frames and 60 track. This one's 60x57, very compact but zero toe overlap even with the longish cranks I'm using.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:43 pm 
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Here's my current project, it's a Carlton Super Course that was destined for the skip,


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