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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 8:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Just finneshed this today,running 49x18 at the moment but going to go down a touch.


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 Post subject: HH fixed
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 8:38 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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By the way, i can't seem to get the front caliper working properly,is it because the cable is on the wrong side and forcing the pad over.

Cheers.


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 9:02 pm 
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Looks nice OC!

When you say your brake is not working do you mean that is not central? You need to adjust it with a cone spanner just behind the spring and in front of the fork crown. Their quite hard to each though I had to drop out the wheel and do it from underneath....


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 Post subject: Re: HH fixed
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 9:59 pm 
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old codger wrote:
By the way, i can't seem to get the front caliper working properly,is it because the cable is on the wrong side and forcing the pad over.

Cheers.


Looks like the cable outer is a little short - I used to manage doing this on a consistent basis and as it tensions up it pulls the caliper out of straight?


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 10:32 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Very nice build, love the mix of old and new. You should post a pic of it over at LGFSS, they would cream themselves.

Aren't front brakes usually worked with the right hand?


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 10:36 pm 
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By the way, that is one very nice bike :)


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 Post subject: HH Fixed
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 10:44 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Cheers everybody,
i have changed over to right lever and it not only works better but it looks right to,as for LFGS i can't seem to upload an image.
Also i have lock wired the other lever shut.


Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 10:59 pm 
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old codger wrote:
Also i have lock wired the other lever shut.
Thanks.


Good idea, I prefer the symmetry and practicality of two levers. What does that involve?


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 12:16 am 
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Lovely!

Andy


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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 8:12 am 
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Nice build that. The 'magpie' colour scheme works well and reminds me of on-one's inbred model (MTB). If anything (not being a bossy boots or anything :)) I personally would have gone with white trim tires over skinwall.

http://lnx.cavalieresrl.com/catalog/images/ab/Vittoria-RUBINO-Pro-White.jpg


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