Wayhey! I now have a full compliment of 18 gears!
I replaced both gear cables, one new and the other 'pre-stretched', both from stock, and at the same time found a fabulous new game that will keep all the family entertained for YEARS.
What's the game Neil? I hear you cry. Well kids, it's fit the cable to the MK1 Grip Shift.
It's a good thing I'm a Zen practitioner, endowed with endless calm and patience, otherwise that f*cker would have been launched down the road
Anyway, gear cables fitted, brake blocks dressed (short hand for attacked with a big file) and canti's (Lord how I HATE canti's) adjusted to perfection. Chain cleaned (wrapped in dirty rag covered in white spirit) and lubricated, headset adjusted and I think we are ready for a test ride, which I suspect will be me riding down the hill I live on very fast and then pushing the Ogre Max(imum weight) back home again.
I'd take the scales into the garage and test the weight, but I'm afraid they will break under the strain, so I'll need to get it to the local weight bridge.
I'd take some photo's, but it has such high mass, it's formed a black hole which is absorbing all the light in my garage.
"Try not to punch any clowns"