another little update
finally got a a rear mech for this, i didn't bother trying to sort out the mavic mech i found as it was too far gone so i went looking for a campag 8 speed, as usual the for sale section here came up trumps! thanks Cossington!
so this morning i bolted the gear set together, i have found a couple of issues, the main one being that i need a slightly longer b/b as the chain line is slightly out, enough that the crank arm hits the chain in top gear as it comes towards 10 o'clock, the short chainstays don't help with this.
also the brakes are gonna be a nightmare to set up with regards to the cable routing, any ideas? i was thinking of using some nokon type cable to go from in the brake lever into the inside of the bar then out the hole underneath, to do this i may have to drill some bar end caps to make it look neat, i seem to remember there was a specific way to do this though so if someone knows i'd be happy for your insight.
also please excuse the pedals/saddle/post in the whole bike shot, they are there just so i could ride it to test the gears, they won't be staying.
when i was in my old shop the other day, Gary the owner asked when it would be finished as Steve whitewick (a former winner of the RAAM team event) wanted to do a 10mile TT on it as a comparison to his Cervelo team bike. Steve's always up for a little fun!
anyway, here's the pics
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