Thank you WWC,
Didn't have time to finish update earlier , so I'll carry on now . Got cool looking canti cable hangers and rigged up the brakes . All done now . . . .
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Or so I thought
Did a quick test ride , and felt good .
Rode to work on Thursday with the intention of an off road excursion on the way home . Going to work , a car pulled out in front of me at a roundabout
and initially the bike slowed down . Then I felt the brake cables pull through the hanger and I hit the car . Thankfully at very low speed . After the initial shock , I let the driver in on my thoughts , but we'll leave that . Managed to get the back brake working again , but the front cable was too frayed to get back in hanger , so I rode slowly to work . Went to an LBS where a great bloke -also living in the past- helped me out . I got a pair of Shimano noodles (?) which I know from GarF
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work well . Put them on , and Robert's your mothers brother ! Did a ride on the downs , about 1 1/2 hrs . Great bike to ride . First rigid mtb for 10 years or so , so took it easy on downhills , and struggled to keep the front end down on the uphills !
Will get some Ritchey Z-Max tyres to go with vintage look .