Thanks, its taken a while however I suspect the restoration may take equally as long
Could you tell me an average weight for a machine such as this, please? it seems to weigh a tonne!!
In answer to your questions; I like to run my levers almost at 90degrees (well - 70 or so
) and the shifters follow suit else they catch on the levers and don't shift, you see. i don't really use indicator windows as i raced bikes for a while BITD and generally know which gear i'm in
i haven't ridden this thing yet and i just had the shifters changed at the LBS so the set-up will take a fair few rides to smooth out i reckon.
Hmmm - it's a cro-mo stem with really neat tig welds, when i first got it i thought it was Ti due to the colouration however there is small spots of surface rust all over it which suggests it isn't. There is 2 'tiny' matching Raceface decals either side, it's authenticity i can only speculate, i could take a few close up shots if you'd like, when i get my mitts on a camera again.
let's have a cup of tea...