Decent weather, so took some images (this of course does
count as 'getting out with the bike', even though my bumm never touched the saddles 'cause I'm still a Big Fat Bloke!)
Proflex 555- odds and sods of scrapes to the paint over the years, but still relatively good nick, original bits bar the Bar Ends- never liked them short kind! The rear MCUs are of course as hard as Jean-Claude Van Damme after a few extra Hardness Lessons...........better screen presence as well!!
Slick Tyres, too........owing to the fact that the Klein has 700cx21- nice and nippy, but not for the extra few stone of lard I now possess (ye can feel every bit of the road, Right Up Yer Coccyx, Ye can!!)
I swear the ATF forks have slightly
more travel than a Flexstem would!! Still, if you need to burn down Texan Cult Compounds, they're the thang!!
Klein Quantum 1993- yup, them are actual Sora STI units
........regard them and weep!! That's the problem of old Ultegra shifters- plenty of lefthands, 'cause all the rights are buggered!! I dare say I could get the RH unit to work again (most of them would if cleaned and re-lubed), but they were also white hoods, which ceased to be Sexay about five minutes after ye first used them and they got some muck on them!!
And the Soras are actually lighter!.........ah well!!
_________________Yer Power b'roight Weak, Old Maan- Oi'll tek yon Loightzaber an' Stick it Up Thy Bum!
If only they had let Dave Prowse do the voice.......
...............buy my old tat!!