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Old 07-25-07, 12:12 PM   #1
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Sometimes I wonder what's going through my head when I make decisions.






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Old 07-25-07, 12:14 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 07-25-07, 12:17 PM   #4
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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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The Derailleur cable (yellow housing) should run on the inside of the brake housing (white), and probably needs to be shortened a couple cm's.

P.S. - you need colored tires. one Yellow, one Green if you can find one, else... red?
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It looks like your rear brake cable housing is a bit too long.
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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.
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The Derailleur cable (yellow housing) should run on the inside of the brake housing (white), and probably needs to be shortened a couple cm's.

P.S. - you need colored tires. one Yellow, one Green if you can find one, else... red?
Yes, I agree on both accounts. I noticed after I was finished that the yellow is too long and it needs to be on the inside.

Working on the tires next. My choices for next upgrade: kmc gold chain, two deep v rims, or tires.
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It's fun, you should walk across the tracks and try it sometime.
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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.
Coming from you, I'll take that as a complement. Hey, next time we ride I might even let you sit on my rainbow love project.
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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.
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now you need to slap a 100W light on there to match the 100W rider.
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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!
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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.
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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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Old 07-25-07, 01:21 PM   #18
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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!


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.

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Hey! I was born blond and am most definitely not mechanically ********!
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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.


Thanks Donna. Ummm uhhhh The whole point was to horrify and amaze, I was trying to do that on purpose. Yea. That's the ticket.

I'm thinking right now it needs some metallic shades though. Definitely gunna do one of the rims gold.
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Good call on installing the Jagwire inline cable adjusters.
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Have you named this dayglow beauty yet?
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Good call on installing the Jagwire inline cable adjusters.
Funny funny, I put them back on even though they do nothing without the proper ferrules.
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Yes'm.

Suggestions on rim colors, much appreciated.



The bike so far looks like the easter bunny puked all over it. I think it needs some metallic. Gold and what other color?
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Green. (just make sure you get the rims with the machined sidewalls for the brake surfaces btw)
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