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    My Converted Lotus Elan (PICS)

    This has been a great project. First I learned a lot more about bike mechanics and, second, the end result has been a blast to ride.

    Thanks for all of your help in answering my questions.

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    looks good, ride strong

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    Is it just me, or does your lever on the left look like it has scoliosis?

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    Nice! Very sharp. What kind of gearing are you using?

    Don't forget cable end caps. Frayed cables suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by famous amos View Post
    Is it just me, or does your lever on the left look like it has scoliosis?
    camera angle




    ...i actually don't know. but this brought to mind previous page after page long discussions about the slight off-ness of something random in a picture

    "is it just me, our is that fork a little bent?"
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    42 x 16. It seems like a good place to start. It generally replicates my road bike pace/rpm with room for improvement.

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    I had to go to the garage and check.

    What you see in the pic is distortion from the wide angle lens.

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    The calipers seem really out of place. Do yourself a favor and pick up a $30 Tektro brakeset, they work way better than the old single pivot junk.

    Nice bike overall though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
    The calipers seem really out of place. Do yourself a favor and pick up a $30 Tektro brakeset, they work way better than the old single pivot junk.

    Nice bike overall though.
    +1 - it's not a bad idea, provided that your bike has recessed brake bolts (although I'm inclined to say no) - otherwise it might be more hassle than it's worth. There's also the issue of reach.

    But if you do, you might as well get some matching Tektro levers..

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    Quote Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
    The calipers seem really out of place. Do yourself a favor and pick up a $30 Tektro brakeset, they work way better than the old single pivot junk.
    ...but those "out of place" calipers have nice tire clearance. on the other hand, from the OP's pix I don't think weather is such to make tire clearance an issue...

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