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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:40 pm 
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I think if the main shifter body needs trimming that’s a step too far. Will check before I start. If so the bars will get it.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:04 pm 
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Decided against mangling the shifters as they were nice. The internal diameter of the bars is now a snug greased fit. :D gentle patient work. Yes this is me thm, saying that. When one end got too hot to hold I swapped to the other for about an hour, checking as I went.

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My plan all along was to Make up both front ends so either will run the 9 speed v brake setup should I fancy a change. Just thread the cables and you’re good to go.

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It’s traditional that I build something in the kitchen during the Christmas holiday so having a break before I tape her up.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:09 pm 
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Coming along nicely Jason


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:13 pm 
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Cheers Carl, those levers are a bit shiny though. Grey primer? Hammerite?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:28 pm 
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Super fine wet and dry carborundum paper will texture the shine down a bit


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:15 pm 
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Cheers joe.

Bit of dinner, glass of something festive. Got to it. Got told off! Can’t think why. :facepalm:

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She’s back in the shed. The bike that is.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:30 pm 
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The tyres have very little chainstay clearance so might change them for cx comps or a mismatch :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:59 pm 
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Now you happier you got it done looks right with the bars on glad you didn't butcher them shifter in the end


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:50 pm 
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The levers need to be more in keeping though.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:00 pm 
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Some of you know that this year has been an interesting one. Today was the first time since my annual tour that i actually went out on a bike rather than just bimbled around the castle grounds on the latest distraction from the fact that I couldn't really ride.

The Brat was a perfect way to get back in the saddle both literally and figuratively. With the old setup it was a very nice relaxed ride. With the drops :shock: Very very short and twitchy. I like twitchy, makes you focus. The loose stem was another focus point, as were the adjustable levers. Once it was all tightened up things settled down a bit. Reaching for a gear change in combination with the twitchiness required timing until i got my head around the balance issues. After that all that was lacking was a lot of fitness. I like the shifters. The bike is a much different experience to my other Overbury's, thats what i was after. Another character. The rear tyre has been swapped for a 2.1 Panaracer XC Fire Pro that gives more clearance.

Still need to dull down those levers. 8) Humbrol time.


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