Muscle bike design spec
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Sterling VA
Bikes: 70 Atala Record Proffesional, 00 Lemond, 08 Kestrel Evoke, 96 Colnago Master Olympic, 01 Colnago Ovalmaster, 76 Raleigh Gran Sport, 03 Fuji World, 86 Paramount, 90 Miyata CF, 09 Ritchey Breakaway CX, Bianchi Trofeo, 12 OutRiderUSA HyperLite
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ARGHH! when things don't cooperate
I'm re-building my black Miyata (black stallion) as a 9 speed TT type racer. I'm also building up a yellow/white Mercier AL/CF frame. Installing the cheap Tektro brakes I found the rear brake pads were not contacting the rim - almost a 1/8" gap front to back.
After a call and trip to Performance Bike (yes we have cheap 105 brake calipers) - only Ultegra or pricier brakes. An hour working with my vise I now have working calipers (slightly scratched). Now comes the cables - NOT. It turns out I burnt the better teflon double ended cables on the Miyata rework (required the MTB end) instead of the MTB ended only lower quality cables. I'm a brake cable short.
It seems I won't be riding the Mercier tomorrow.
p.s. I'm now wrestling with the used 105 brifter and ultegra FD. I think the brifter may be a three speed - argh
Korval is Ships
See my Hyperlite 411 it's the photo model on OutRiderUSA web page
Last edited by robtown; 08-05-07 at 08:35 PM.