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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:57 am 
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No changes but proper pics taken. So here goes!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:09 am 
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Looks great, I like the idea of saving weight with the 1x transmission. You may have taken the weight saving too far cutting the brake cable so short ;-)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:55 am 
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Haha. No weight savings here! All my bikes have had 1X transmission since 2007. I hate front derailleurs.
The front brake cable housing was cut too short out of plain stupidness. But I hope you can appreciate my ingenious way of making it longer: a short extra piece of housing plus two brass end caps resting against each other and a short brass tune holding them together.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:21 pm 
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Why not remove the shifting mechanism from the left brakelever? Like this....

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:01 pm 
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That was an option yes but I thought about it but gave up on the idea. Too much custom work as there would be hole left under the hoods and who knows, maybe some day I am ready for a FD!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:34 pm 
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The Record TT version of the lever has a plastic insert to cover that hole. Easily replicated with a 3D printer


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:40 pm 
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That’s nice to hear. Any suggestions on where to get the cheapest 3D printer, software, modelling skills and a spare Record left hand shifter cover?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:04 pm 
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The sarcasm is interesting but I'd say you're probably well aware that there are plenty small businesses out there which can print such a small object for a reasonable fee.
https://ajatec.fi/3d-tulostus/


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:39 pm 
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Sorry about the sarcasm and thank you for Googling!

But you asked why and told the two reasons I chose not to. Are those two not good enough?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:42 pm 
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I merely pointed out how the hole you mentioned could be solved. But with so much hostility forget it


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