Long time since I visited. I include a photo of our new baby. It is a Kinesis 7005 aluminium framed bike with Shimano Deore. We installed a Marzocchi ZI Wedge front fork. Can you get stifffer springs for these forks??? Still have to install M's suspension seat post.
We also installed a Cordless FD SC6501 Flight Deck cycle computer on our new MTB Tandem. We live in Mozambique and with the bad roads, potholes, gravel with some stretches of tar as well as fog in the eaarly mornings we installed cateye safety blinking light fore and aft. I eagerly installed the FD but it would not work. I "imported" batteries form South Africa but nothing. It would only show the time and the gear indicator bubbles worked. One morning while cycling I switched the front Cateye off and lo and behold the FD started working!!!!! I then experimented and if I turned the Cateye upright (it can swivel to be vertical or horizontal) and turned the light on steay (ie not blinking) the FD operated perfectly.
Has anybody experienced the same problem???? I find this very strange and will drop an email to Cateye and Shimano.
Keep those wheels spinning!!!!!