- The cable routing doesn't bother me. If I were to run the rear brake on the right then I'd swap it, but as it is they all match.
brake cables... talking gear cables here. It should ease the line in to the front mech seattube stop (though it looks central and not at an angle from teh picture, so ignore that) and the rear cable goes under the wishbone stay. That gives the desired effect and correct routing on the headtube from the shifters.
But i'll work either way.
(P.S. that is also for a rear brake on left design)
- I thought it was the original stem, as desmondo gave me the stem and an XT headset with the frame. I'll keep it regardless, as of the 4 Syncros stems I have, this is the only one with titanium bolts and the built in hanger.
It's a later year stem you have there from 1992. 1991's were different, had a flat top quill cap (and loose), no hole in the front.
- Thanks for the info about it being, possibly, welded by DeKerf, I didn't know that.
He was head welder/designer/whatever at the time. Not sure he welded these as it would have his 'sticker' on if it was, I would have thought.
There is someone on here who seems to know a lot more about the details but I forget who. Posted a nice Billy B frame though.
Not of it was criticism, just information that may be of interest.