Last edited by Pheard; 07-25-07 at 12:20 PM.
Sometimes I wonder what was going through Shimano's heads when they decided to run the shifter cables in such a non-elegant, messy way.
edit: One more thing, you might want to get rid of the license plate in your pic.
Last edited by polara426sh; 07-25-07 at 12:15 PM. Reason: added text
What goes through your head when yuou make decisions? A number of us have wondered the same thing for some time now.
But you know, in an oddball Pheard sort of way that I would never in a million years try to emulate, it looks kind of good. It certainly looks appropriate for you, Jon. I leave it to you to decide if that's a compliment or not.
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It looks like your rear brake cable housing is a bit too long.
Eh, I'd rather have the cables run out there than under the tape for adjustment reasons.
you need to get fit to that bike.
Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
If I had known what you had planned when you asked me for help in changing cables, I would have never said a word.
That is just wrong in so many ways.
And your saddle is nose down. Get a level on that thing.
And get some pastel colored bottle cages. If you are going to ruin the bike, ruin it all out.
And I am kidding on all but the saddle. I will always help you in any way I can.
As others have said, the bike suits you. And you did it yourself. Congrats.
now you need to slap a 100W light on there to match the 100W rider.
Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
Heh, is that the OCP MTB'er way of postin' a bike pic? Small ring, big cog?
Jon, that bike actually looks kinda nice! I'm really impressed that you can change out your cable housings, etc., by yourself. Even if if they're a bit long, you did it!
Other than the right side handlebar tape, it doesn't look bad. That tape is just hideous and doesn't fit in with the rest of the bike. Maybe some Celeste tape would look better.
The bike suits you, Pheard. Not many people can pull that sort of thing off, but you're one of them. Personally, I'd be horrified to ride a bike like that, but I'd not be horrified to ride with you when you're on that bike. I imagine that in combination with your RL personality, it all fits together nicely.
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My deraillers are so out of whack, in my hardest gear my chain is on the biggest cog.
I ended up changing out one of the brake cables, and one of the shifter cables. The brake cable I used was a mtb one, so the little metal thing on the end didn't fit. I spent 20 minutes shaving off the metal so it would fit. I went to the lbs, the farkin' park tools cable cutters are 30, so I bought some heavy duty ones at home depot. They make ppperrrfect cuts. Also, whenever I clip a cable, it starts unwinding!!!! I now need to replace the other shifter and brake cable. But thanks, Jsharr, VV, and Cuda(and of course Siu for teaching me bar tape ) yesterday for trying to help me. Being mechanically ******** sure isn't one of the perks in being blond.
Last edited by Pheard; 07-25-07 at 05:09 PM.
Hey! I was born blond and am most definitely not mechanically ********!
Good call on installing the Jagwire inline cable adjusters.
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