Author Topic: Bar change inspired by another forummer.  (Read 3721 times)

Zipperhead

  • The cyclist formerly known as Big Helga
Bar change inspired by another forummer.
« on: March 30, 2008, 11:40:43 pm »
Andy G, you led a young man astray by showing him your bike last year, and he's been plotting and scheming ever since.

As it was a nice sunny morning (birds singing and all that) and we had sufficient pieces to make the change, we spent an hour or so round at the garage...



Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

Re: Mr. Gates, this is all your fault
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2008, 11:50:11 pm »
I thought this might have been a Windoze rant!  ;D

Bike and rider look really cool though.  :thumbsup:
What's this bottom line for anyway?

andygates

  • Peroxide Viking
Re: Mr. Gates, this is all your fault
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008, 12:10:10 am »
Nice job that.   :thumbsup: 

There's a really nice semi-aero perching position you can get now, on the "brows" of the M. 
It takes blood and guts to be this cool but I'm still just a cliché.
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Mr. Gates, this is all your fault
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008, 12:10:37 am »
Unique, at least!
Getting there...

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Mr. Gates, this is all your fault
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008, 12:12:31 am »
Left lever for front brake?
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

andygates

  • Peroxide Viking
Re: Mr. Gates, this is all your fault
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2008, 12:17:12 am »
Cleaner cable runs...
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Re: Mr. Gates, this is all your fault
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2008, 12:52:02 am »
But the cable run for the back is worse as it goes round the headset.

You can get a decent and neat cable run for the front by cutting the cable shorter; plus it conforms to standard so you don't go arse over tit when getting back on that bike after riding a proper one.

David Martin

  • Thats Dr Oi You thankyouverymuch
Re: Mr. Gates, this is all your fault
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2008, 09:04:30 am »
Is PG Tips racing at Herne Hill yet?

..d
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Zipperhead

  • The cyclist formerly known as Big Helga
Re: Mr. Gates, this is all your fault
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2008, 12:37:37 pm »
But the cable run for the back is worse as it goes round the headset.

On my Pompino, with standard cabling (left rear), it still goes round the headset.

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You can get a decent and neat cable run for the front by cutting the cable shorter; plus it conforms to standard so you don't go arse over tit when getting back on that bike after riding a proper one.

It's much neater if it comes from the left hand lever, it doesn't have to double back on itself.

In practice, neither he nor I have ever found it an issue swapping between bikes with the front brake on the left or right.
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

Zipperhead

  • The cyclist formerly known as Big Helga
Re: Mr. Gates, this is all your fault
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2008, 12:38:23 pm »
Is PG Tips racing at Herne Hill yet?

..d

He's talked about going to the training sessions there, and immediately started off on thinking about how to have a quick change conversion for his bike.
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

andygates

  • Peroxide Viking
Re: Mr. Gates, this is all your fault
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2008, 12:41:21 pm »
I have an Ahead stem, so the faceplate and brake bolts are all that need to come off to remove all that road-legal nonsense.
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David Martin

  • Thats Dr Oi You thankyouverymuch
Re: Mr. Gates, this is all your fault
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2008, 02:46:16 pm »
Is PG Tips racing at Herne Hill yet?

..d

He's talked about going to the training sessions there, and immediately started off on thinking about how to have a quick change conversion for his bike.

If it is  Go-Ride club or similar then they may well have bikes he can borrow to avoid the fettling (at least for the first few sessions). Definitely worth going along and having a go.

..d

"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

Re: Mr. Gates, this is all your fault
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2008, 02:49:38 pm »
But the cable run for the back is worse as it goes round the headset.

You can get a decent and neat cable run for the front by cutting the cable shorter; plus it conforms to standard so you don't go arse over tit when getting back on that bike after riding a proper one.

That isn't a problem in practice, it wasn't for me anyway when I had bikes that different. Hang on though, is that a fixed ? Why have a rear brake at all ? Surely if we are talking about drag from 2" of extra brake cable we might as well dispense with it and save some weight as well. Talking of saving weight those bars look very wide.

Jakob

Re: Mr. Gates, this is all your fault
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2008, 05:48:43 pm »
Left lever for front brake?

Yes. This way I can brake and abuse gesture to the driver who cut me up at the same time.