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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:44 pm 
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A very lovely build, certainly well worth the wait :)
Very interested to see how it progress's after riding and fettling for a while. Certainly looks brilliant and with the components and running gear I would imagine it rides and handles beautifully.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:04 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
A really nice job.

Not sure about the cables though. Do they need to be split and both go over the bars.

or in front
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Brake levers - GB Simple

GB Standard
Your levers are missing the brass adjusters (seen in the above image)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:35 pm 
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Jamiedyer wrote:
A very lovely build, certainly well worth the wait :)
Very interested to see how it progress's after riding and fettling for a while. Certainly looks brilliant and with the components and running gear I would imagine it rides and handles beautifully.

Jamie


Thanks Jamie,
She flies like the wind! and is very responsive. Jim & I went to a "vintage" rally today predominantly 40's stuff, both bikes of course received lots of interest and pleasant comments, but the best bit for me was riding home on a particular long, smooth slow descent, the speed with that 52t was ridiculous! climbing up the other side was bloody hard work though, so I will be investigating a smaller crank I think....

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:30 am 
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Big Block wrote:
The History Man wrote:
A really nice job.

Not sure about the cables though. Do they need to be split and both go over the bars.

or in front


PeachyPM wrote:
Brake levers - GB Simple

GB Standard
Your levers are missing the brass adjusters (seen in the above image)


Both good ideas, but I have already tried both…. The problem stems from the long spearpoint.. (see what I did there? Comedy gold) :facepalm: with it being so long, the front brake cable won’t flow smoothly in front of the bars and the rear brake doesn’t flow over the bars very nicely either. It looks a lot better front on this way.

As for the GB Levers, yes I am on the look out for the brass adjusters, the little aluminium ferrules are something I converted on my lathe just to tidy them up. as for adjusting, I'll just have to set the cables again.

P.S. thanks for spotting the missing 'Standard', I new it began with S, just couldnt remeber exactly what! :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:33 am 
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how may times do you see the bike front on? most view from sides. Most pics from sides too. And in any case, it's making me twitch now.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:36 am 
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PeachyPM wrote:
Both good ideas, but I have already tried both…. The problem stems from the long spearpoint.. (see what I did there? Comedy gold) :facepalm: with it being so long, the front brake cable won’t flow smoothly in front of the bars and the rear brake doesn’t flow over the bars very nicely either. It looks a lot better front on this way.

As for the GB Levers, yes I am on the look out for the brass adjusters, the little aluminium ferrals are something I converted on my lathe just to tidy them up. as for adjusting, I'll just have to set the cables again.


For the GB stem with the spearpoint:
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In Australia, there is a big difference between what is a feral/ferral and a ferrule. I wouldn't want a feral anywhere near my bikes.
Count the number of spearpoints in the photo.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:17 am 
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Only a personal preference, but the harsh transition from the shrouded cable to the bare cable at the first cable stop/guide is exactly what I don't like, hence my rear cable goes under the bar and has a much smoother transition…


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:52 am 
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The History Man wrote:
how may times do you see the bike front on? most view from sides. Most pics from sides too. And in any case, it's making me twitch now.



Twitch away my friend...... this is how she will role for the foreseeable future...


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:45 pm 
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:facepalm: Ok ok, I'll try the front brake cable in front of the bars again...... if it will stop the twitching! :P :P


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