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 Post subject: alinestars alpine lx
PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:07 pm 
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1990 alpine lx powder coated, with a few fresh bits...now i can move on... i have the white bike thing out of my system.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:00 am 
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looks pretty slick. are they the original forks?


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 Post subject: alpine forks
PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:16 am 
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yes they are original... the forks are tapered .


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that looks very nice and agree the forks look great- decals, black seatpost and black or indeed white saddle would IMHO make it look proper bo 8)

well done on a nice build.


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Looks like all the cables are waaaay too long. It's tempting to er on the long side, I know, but those look silly and will cause lotsa drag. Also, saddle = wrong. Other than that it's nice.


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 Post subject: drag
PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:30 pm 
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yeah.. and i couldnt put my finger on it... lotsa drag.. the cables are too long and slowing me down. All that extra weight too... damn.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:59 pm 
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Cable drag as in friction of inners against outers. Shorten the cables and things will both look neater and work better. The excess length makes the arcs of the cables less smooth (see r/mech) and simply adding all that unnecessary extra area of inner rubbing on outer makes matters worse too, obviously. That's all.


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 Post subject: yup
PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:26 pm 
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i do apreciate your views, that your knowledge on this subject is greater than mine and i, relatively new to re building bikes except your input gratefully. and yes, over long cables look a bit stupid...


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:56 pm 
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I'm certainly no great authority on bike set-up or anything, just pretty anal when it come to finishing touches. Neat, short-as-possible-while-still-giving-smooth-curves cables are also less likely to catch branches.

Happy riding.


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