I got all my brake hardware sorted so I've done them today
So we started off with these:
Made them into this:
Which is pretty cool but leaves us needing pinch bolts straddle wire and straddles
Needless to say the stuff on the bike looked very far past being pretty
So I have come up with several small plans
I've no idea where the correct pinch bolts and clamping plate might be obtainable from and it would probably cost something silly...
Is my solution and I splashed out £2 on some fancy ano alu dust caps
I have regular pinch bolts (with the cable hole in them) and the cleaned up clamping plates from the cleaned up brakes
The pinch bolts came from Halfords!
Then look what happened:
This is making a lot of sense, the bike a more modern LX brake on the front where the pinch bolt/cable clamp is on top of the arm...
This set me to thinking about the forks... Sure enough they aren't original to the bike either as they are from '94 on
Anyway they look damned cool and they've just been rebuilt as outlandish expense:-)
So what am I gonna do?
A normal person would probably have stopped and gone to a hardware store on their lunch braek the next day... but not me
I clamped it and used an angle grinder on it, then dressed it with a file
- This is probably another explanation behind my workrate... I don't stop for much
Anyway back to the brakes
Look at these:
I felt damned lucky when I found these £5 each, worth every penny this is an important detail
I was gonna for ano ti canti bolts but this is sufficiant blueness in the brake area - Smiles for me
Bad pictures and everything covered in grease as usual but that is almost it
I just don't have any suitable grips!
I was gonna recycle a set but to be honest (you'll see what I mean when it's finished) this bike really looks like it deserves a hand picked pair, rather than random hand me downs
I also put the drive train together:
The cable outers are recycled:
In case I'm losing anybody with the wild extravagance of my spending:-)
Inners are new of course
In case I'm worrying anybody with my level of penny piching!
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