Thanks tiermat I'll bear that in mind if the silicone doesn't work
DR, thanks, the cable colour was the idea of the lbs guy, I was about to get blue or something and he suggested the white and I think it works quite well.
yes the chainset is definitely only temporary, i've been searching for a suitable one for a while but nothing cheap has come up. For the prices some stuff is going for on ebay I may as well get the stronglight triple off Spa and have a new one.
Still waiting for the grips, took advantage of the 40% discount on brooks web site but they are not the quickest to deliver, would have been quicker to go and fetch it
I cant remember what size the post was off hand, I changed it when I first had the bike as the original was old style clamp, the lbs measured it to match but I think it must have had the wrong one in already, I'll measure it again.