so i've sourced myself a proper Brodie stem and naturally would like to swap it in for the Syncros stem i currently marked for the build. unfortunately it doesn't have the internal cable routing for the front brakes, and i need that as i can't use a hanger with the Race Face headset (fixed stack height which doesn't allow for spacers), and can't mount a hanger on the Gator fork. so i desperately asked around to see if anyone had a spare stem with an internal cable guide that i could purchase or swap against my stem. i found out stems are probably rarer than gator forks.
so what to do? i've inquired with Paul Brodie to see if he could modify my existing stem and add the internal cable routing to my existing stem. his answer was yes, so now i just need to work out the details!
i've also picked up two sets of Ringle 3-holed ti QRs. one set is lighter turquoise and is a complete set of three, although i can't use the seat binder on the Brodie. the other set is a darker blue set, in MUCH better condition. my dilemma… i would much more prefer to use the nicer set, however the colour doesn't go with the pulstar hubs, but matches the rest of the blue parts on my bike. however the turquoise is a perfect fit for the hubs.
the hubs on the wheelset are the odd man out with respect to colour on the build, but i still want to use them, so i'm leaning towards the turquoise, less pristine condition QRs… THOUGHTS?