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    LBL 2014 – more Eddie the Head than Eddy Merckx

    Can't believe I've only just found this. Cracking read. Hilarious. Thanks very much!
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    Dura Ace 7400 downtube shifter setup not right. Or is it me?

    All good thanks. Think it's working as it should be. Thanks for the advice on setup.
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    Dura Ace 7400 downtube shifter setup not right. Or is it me?

    Aha, that makes sense. In fact, because most of my riding is done on a more modern bike, shifting is far from second nature on this bike, added to which, having just 14 ratios to chose from and a fairly limited range I'm using the front changer a lot more than I would usually. A couple of times...
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    Dura Ace 7400 downtube shifter setup not right. Or is it me?

    Ok so I did this and it kind of works. The stop is now at the front of the lever travel, although not with the lever parallel to the downtube. Nevertheless it's a better solution than I had before and has the added bonus that the extra tension in the lever spring also helps prevent the lever...
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    Condor Professional Reynolds 753

    Is that the original paint btw? Looks to have been well cared for.
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    Ribble 531 Competition Raw Steel

    seriously? In the dump? great bike BTW. love to see these projects.
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    8 speed shifter compatibility with vintage dura ace

    In the Shimano manual it's suggested that clamping the cable differently at the mech will adjust the cable pull sufficiently to accommodate different levers. Ive never tried it, and it's hard to see how it would work, but worth a try maybe. I've just posted another da downtime shifter question...
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    Dura Ace 7400 downtube shifter setup not right. Or is it me?

    So... I took the chrome bracket off. There's a notch inside the bracket, which lines up with a lump or lug on the lever, so there's only one way that the lever will fit to the bracket. If I turn the bracket through 180 degrees, the lever points at the ground in its resting position. More faffing...
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    Dura Ace 7400 downtube shifter setup not right. Or is it me?

    Thanks. That is extremely helpful. I can see that there are no parts missing in my lever set, so maybe it is supposed to be that way?
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    Dura Ace 7400 downtube shifter setup not right. Or is it me?

    Oh - For the sake of clarity - I should say these are 7402 shifter. also, should they have a paper friction washer between the shifter and the bracket on the braze on?
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    Dura Ace 7400 downtube shifter setup not right. Or is it me?

    Can anyone advise on the setup of Dura ace downtube shifters? The set I have work fine and shift fine. The rear shifter is obviously indexed and comes to a firm stop in the forward position. The left shifter for the front derailleur is sprung, and uncabled, the shifter springs back to be...
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    Condor Baracchi Build Thread

    so, I've been digging about and found a couple of images that I believe to be my frame pre refurb. It left condor a dirty orange colour originally, and from what I can ascertain, was sold by the original owner for not much money, who subsequently stripped it of the Campy super record groupset...
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    1981 Raleigh SBDU 4545

    Not my bike so my opinion is just my opinion, but if I were planning on riding it, I'd repaint it, and if I were hanging it on the wall, I'd leave as is. I've never fully understood why paint isn't viewed as a consumable / renewable component of a bike. It wears out like everything else, and...
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    1981 Raleigh SBDU 4545

    nice looking bike. as long as it's structurally sound and rideable, the tiredness is fixable right? There's not much a lick of fresh paint can't put right ;-)
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    Condor Baracchi Build Thread

    OK, so not much of a build thread, because I got carried away on Good Friday and forgot to take photos. So naked frame without headset or BB was 1700g. I forget what the fork weighed. I have paid very little attention to weight on the build otherwise and yet without pedals, and fully built up...
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    Condor Baracchi Build Thread

    Worthy of note, but my LBS was decent enough to accept a government 'fix my bike voucher' for some repairs / consumables which will help to get this beast back on the road, so that's a win.
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    Condor Baracchi Build Thread

    I've gone with anodised fuchsia pink for everything. too late to change now.
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    Cassette

    6 speed 14-28 freewheel, never been used. Drop me a PM if you want it. Cost of postage is fine by me, I have nothing to use it on. If you can't pm, just answer here
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    Cassette

    I will check the shed in a bit. I think it will work fine with your mech.
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