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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:49 pm 
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nice looking bikes eck and looking good jimi 8)

finished the gazelle today- now got a new stem, tidy bar and suntour levers. Now with nothing to do but polish things :?


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jimi would you consider drilling a hole in the stem to route the front brake cable? would be a very neat solution as a fork mounted hanger looks gash.


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clockworkgazz wrote:
jimi would you consider drilling a hole in the stem to route the front brake cable? would be a very neat solution as a fork mounted hanger looks gash.


Thats an idea :) , would maybe need to weld a small pipe to the top though to hold/guide the outer, certainly possible though.

Gazelle is looking great BTW 8)


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thanks for the kind words folks- go on jimi whats the worst that can happen?


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Jimi I'm certain you could use a hanger that clamps to the stem steerer. In fact it disnae even really need to clamp.


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indeed that is what I am using for the yo but question is, is there enough room for one?


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clockworkgazz wrote:
go on jimi whats the worst that can happen?


Now that you mention it, hole causes stem to fracture suddenly at high speed, thrown over the bars, smash half my face off on a gnarly, rocky track :lol:

Will look into the clamp on the steerer type.

Or has anyone got one spare ?


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Jimi, you need one of these, retro and solves the problem
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tektro-tektro-power-hanger-brake-enhancer-for-cantilever-brakes-prod14032/
I cant understand why no ones mentioned this before, I remember them from BITD and even had one :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:53 pm 
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Jimi, you need one of these, retro and solves the problem
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tektro-tektro-power-hanger-brake-enhancer-for-cantilever-brakes-prod14032/
I cant understand why no ones mentioned this before, I remember them from BITD and even had one :wink:


That's it :) , that's what i had in mind when i mentioned a hanger to bolt to the forks, just did'nt know what it was called.

I'll get one ordered.

Cheers Velo :wink:


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last night and tonight had a great run out on the gazelle- loving this weather 8)

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