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 Post subject: Have I spoilt the Look
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:32 am 
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I managed to put this together with bits it came with and others from the shed. In other words a bit of a mix. I haven't connected the gearing up yet.

I am opening myself up to criticism and I would like you experienced folks to tell me what is wrong with it, and what I should do :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:36 am 
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It looks pretty good to me think yo may want to just replace that ahead stem with a quill though.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:36 am 
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Answering my own question.

My first thoughts are the bars are wrong. They are as thick as the frame. BTW I do like an upright position. Also they are 9 speed but the rear cog is an 8 speed DuraAce so not sure they would be compatible anyway.
The chainset is Campag so that needs to change.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:39 am 
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Tel wrote:
It looks pretty good to me think yo may want to just replace that ahead stem with a quill though.


Yes I think the ahead looks too chunky. The only thing is I am lazy, so is the there a quill which can take the bars without having to unwrap the tape etc?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:43 am 
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look fine to me, other than the bars seem to be pointing in the opposite direction to the forks.

Looks like a commuter setup


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FluffyChicken wrote:
look fine to me, other than the bars seem to be pointing in the opposite direction to the forks.

Looks like a commuter setup


:oops: Now tightened and straight. Not a commuter setup, I have a folding bike for that, just that I like to be a bit comfier than stretched out these days (50 and not as fit as I used to be)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:53 am 
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Something like this?


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lilolee wrote:
Yes I think the ahead looks too chunky. The only thing is I am lazy, so is there a quill which can take the bars without having to unwrap the tape etc?


Yeah but you have to look about for it. On my commuter I have a profile mtb'ish stem with said bolts and I think I have an ITM Big One quill stem somewhere with the same bolt set up.


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