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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:12 pm 
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One day I will build like this.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:12 pm 
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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 :facepalm:
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 :shock: 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 ! :roll: Will get some Ritchey Z-Max tyres to go with vintage look .


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:21 pm 
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The good ,
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the good looking but bad
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and the muddy !
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Sorry for shaky pics , it's cos I've just ridden a rigid :lol:
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:28 pm 
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Hi mate
Thats not the kind of excitement you need on your first outing :shock:
Glad you got it sorted ok.
Still a bit of a worry though as i have the same hangers on my Saracen :lol:
Cheers Paul.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:44 pm 
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Hi Paul ,
Not surprising considering what the cable is being held with . Two 3mm grub screws as opposed to two plates squashing cable with a 5mm allen bolt . Pity as I like the look of them more . Others are better for going down Chanctonbury :lol: as I did last night :facepalm:
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:03 pm 
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Hi mike, you had a very lucky escape from the sound of things , pleased you are ok :)

the hangers, I've used those sort before , I cant say I had any problems, the onza chill pill hangers clamp in a similar manner too btw. I see you have changed now, but as you say you like the look of them , are you sure that the threads on the hangers were ok ? might be worth checking them over ?

Bike looks great mike , think you have done a really nice build, as you say the tyres will change the bikes look again, and for the better i think.

Look forward to seeing some more pictures , but this time of it being ridden off road or it did'nt happen :lol: :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:31 pm 
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:lol: Thanks Ian !
Grub screws were ok I thought , seemed to tighten up ok . Will stick to the set up I have now though , looking at the flex in the straddle cable on the rear view . It's play that I don't need . The Shimano set up is direct . The front mech is refusing to work properly now :facepalm: Going to play around with position on the seat tube , angle and cable tension now . Should have used gripshift , more than 3 positions on those shifters . Look , the tyres are on the way :roll: , 1.9 Ritchey Z-Maxs .


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:46 pm 
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Good one, Mike! Lovely build!

Think the front mech is too high on the seattube. Lower it and it should be allright...


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:51 pm 
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Hi Bart ,
Thank you for the tip mate . Brakes are really smooth now I've sorted out my little problem , and shifters too . Pleased you like it , after all your input :wink:
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:05 am 
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Mike Muz 67 wrote:
Hi Paul ,
Not surprising considering what the cable is being held with . Two 3mm grub screws as opposed to two plates squashing cable with a 5mm allen bolt . Pity as I like the look of them more . Others are better for going down Chanctonbury :lol: as I did last night :facepalm:
Mike


Which path down Chanctonbury do you use ? the one that leads down to the crossing of the A24 or the long one that comes out further down ?
Cheers Paul


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