Thank you - not sure what to expect but a nice big man-hug would be good
So, all cabled up apart from the rear brake - that's tonight. Remember I am a novice with this and am very used to vbrakes. Excuse my language but these one pull things - what a load of arse
Anyway, front sorted and pulls really well, MUCH better than before.
Front mech set, rear sort of but of course waiting for proper tinkering when a nice new chain is fitted next weekend.
I've ended up using the original outers because a) taking another look they were in really good nick and b) the jagwire packs outer isn't long enough. Rightly, modern bikes don't have the outer on the top tube but of course this does. And since the rivets are the size of the outer it would look silly without it (and it wouldn't work either).
VERY pleased I kept them in the end.
And for your purists I hope you notice that I've increased the seatpost height a little, fitted new tubes with a shorter valve and measured up the logo to the valve thing as best I could.
So, rear brake tonight and that's it until next weekend when the bar tape will be applied, the chain fitted and tinkered with. One final polish then sit back, take snaps, etc. I may have an alternative set of brake hoods coming my way but we'll see...