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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:48 pm 
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I maybe showing my ignorance here, (its not hard) but did some riders of that period ride with the brake cables behind the bars as you have it set up? I can see that it gives the cable a smoother line, but surely they would get in the rider's way?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:18 am 
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here's a link to an Slx is sold a while ago, same colour
http://saarf.net/2012/05/26/spiral-conic-giant/
and an esa mexico, which was highly crimped
http://saarf.net/2012/01/29/colnago-mex ... m-buckler/


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:27 am 
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Captain Vimes wrote:
I maybe showing my ignorance here, (its not hard) but did some riders of that period ride with the brake cables behind the bars as you have it set up? I can see that it gives the cable a smoother line, but surely they would get in the rider's way?

Vimes


Yes thats how it was done, only out the front for cables round the bars, normally for continentals and some of us old racers we wired up front brake left too, I did it that way as I had control of my front brake when signalling right, also the old campag brakes have a much smoother line that way.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:04 pm 
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Doubledee wrote:
Captain Vimes wrote:
I maybe showing my ignorance here, (its not hard) but did some riders of that period ride with the brake cables behind the bars as you have it set up? I can see that it gives the cable a smoother line, but surely they would get in the rider's way?

Vimes


Yes thats how it was done, only out the front for cables round the bars, normally for continentals and some of us old racers we wired up front brake left too, I did it that way as I had control of my front brake when signalling right, also the old campag brakes have a much smoother line that way.


I researched this before putting the bike together, it's odd, you don't think about it as we're so used to Aero etc, well, I am. I looked at bikes with similar geometry and components and it seemed the natural line for the cables.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:50 pm 
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I like learning new things! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:03 pm 
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My cables..same! Only my stem is much shorter as I find it more comfortable :)

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt63 ... 9a5986.jpg


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:33 pm 
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JYvdK wrote:
My cables..same! Only my stem is much shorter as I find it more comfortable :)



And taller, zoiks ! :)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:35 pm 
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What a beauty - that chainset is a work of art :D There's something about Colnagos that really does it for me.


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