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    you can try either flats, or you can also try some trekking bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by draig View Post
    Is anyone still interested in my build? or shall I just let this dye. If people are still interested. I maybe getting my trekking bars tomorrow and will be putting them on (along with the bar ends in a wierd way)
    i like these brahma bars.........

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ZOOM-Brahma-...-/390497515762

    installed, they look like this.....

    mtb8.jpg

    and here be what you need to install your headset:

    Picture 142.jpg

    the black squares are heavy gasket material.
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    Nashbar 1.jpgFairly current picture of mine.

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    I'm personally glad you went with the trekking bars.

    The number of hand positions and mounting points for shifters is essentially limitless and you can save money by avoiding brifters, which I've never been a fan of on a touring bike. A randonneuring bike perhaps, but not a touring bike.

    Good luck with the build.
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    @douglascdglon I already ordered some trekking bars, I expect them to arrive at the LBS later today. I'll be picking em' up later when they get there. thanks for the suggest

    @saddlesores I already got my headset and such installed at the LBS too, bit late for that. thanks anyways. Turned out not to cost to much either (about $30ish) thanks for showing my that though

    @acidfast Actually, I plan on getting twist shifters (shram to be specific) that's my prefference anyways.
    to every climb there is always the other side

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    A picture of my Trekking bar fitted bike is Hosted Here:


    http://www.cyclofiend.com/working/20...clark1008.html

    since then, I've rotated the bars flatter, since I'm using open palm relaxed
    hands, 'grip' on the sides, more..

    just short of a BB7 conversion , but I have found the Magura Rim Brakes the Best of Type.
    so a slow change.. [an even older bike wears the studded tires, at the ready]

    [since the Bike Friday with them fitted gets more use,
    Its functionally, a step thru frame, it's easier to get on/off

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    fietbob, what bars are those?
    to every climb there is always the other side

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    Dang! looks like I won't be getting those bars till tomorrow. They are at the shop, they just need to check em' in (still) and they'll be closing in less than a half hour.
    to every climb there is always the other side

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    A picture of my Trekking bar fitted bike is Hosted Here:


    http://www.cyclofiend.com/working/20...clark1008.html

    since then, I've rotated the bars flatter, since I'm using open palm relaxed
    hands, 'grip' on the sides, more..

    just short of a BB7 conversion , but I have found the Magura Rim Brakes the Best of Type.
    so a slow change.. [an even older bike wears the studded tires, at the ready]

    [since the Bike Friday with them fitted gets more use,
    Its functionally, a step thru frame, it's easier to get on/off
    WOW!

    That's an excellent KM.

    I agree with the Magura Rim brakes ... the HS-33 hydraulics are hugely popular in Germany. Probably so that everyone can use their old frames.
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    draig, One issue I had with twist shifters was inadvertantly shifting them on my mountain bike, something very unlikely on a tourer. I do like the extra lateral hand room they provide vs. trigger shifters. A good choice for your build.

    Brad

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradtx View Post
    draig, One issue I had with twist shifters was inadvertantly shifting them on my mountain bike, something very unlikely on a tourer. I do like the extra lateral hand room they provide vs. trigger shifters. A good choice for your build.

    Brad
    Thanks Brad
    to every climb there is always the other side

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    Well, I got the bars this morning and got em' one (along with my barends.) as I think it's fun to post updates anyways. here's a side view of what I've got on my build thus far IMGP1083.jpg
    Next thing to get will be the rims (front one is gonna at least be ordered from my LBS in a couple days)
    to every climb there is always the other side

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    Quote Originally Posted by draig View Post
    Well, I got the bars this morning and got em' one (along with my barends.) as I think it's fun to post updates anyways. here's a side view of what I've got on my build thus far IMGP1083.jpg
    Next thing to get will be the rims (front one is gonna at least be ordered from my LBS in a couple days)
    nice bars!
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    Thanks! from my LBS they were just over 32 usd acidfast ^^ When I get a bit of extra $ I'm gonna also be in the market for bar tape. about to do some research into that here and around the web (perhaps also looking at CGOAB now that it's back up)
    to every climb there is always the other side

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    Build update, I got my front wheel and put a deposit on the rear. the front is a Shimano hub with an Alexrims rim. 36 spoke 3X lacing. I don't know about the spokes though. I expect to be able to pay off the rear one next week.

    Also, Jandd is having their end of year sale! so I'll be orderring the mini mountain panns and their extreme front rack ^^ (prolly around Friday). I'll be posting a pic after I get the wheelset set up (tires, tubes, ect.)
    to every climb there is always the other side

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    Quote Originally Posted by draig View Post
    Build update, I got my front wheel and put a deposit on the rear. the front is a Shimano hub with an Alexrims rim. 36 spoke 3X lacing. I don't know about the spokes though. I expect to be able to pay off the rear one next week.

    Also, Jandd is having their end of year sale! so I'll be orderring the mini mountain panns and their extreme front rack ^^ (prolly around Friday). I'll be posting a pic after I get the wheelset set up (tires, tubes, ect.)
    You might ask around re. Jandd front rack and how it fits on your frame, I tried mounting one on a couple bikes and the top back portion hits the down tube if the bars are rotated to the side. Other frame manufacturers appear to address the problem with a different shape there.

    http://www.interlocracing.com/racks.html

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    Thanks for letting me know, what you mean by "re" though?
    to every climb there is always the other side

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    You might ask around re. Jandd front rack and how it fits on your frame, I tried mounting one on a couple bikes and the top back portion hits the down tube if the bars are rotated to the side. Other frame manufacturers appear to address the problem with a different shape there.

    http://www.interlocracing.com/racks.html
    I talked to someone at Jandd and did a measurement of my fork (and eyeballed it) and it looks like it'll fit on there without hitting that bottom tube. If not, it's not like I'm out any extra anyways. it will be gotten with the Golden ticket
    to every climb there is always the other side

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    I finally got all the stuff for my wheels (minus the tires) turns out the tires I got right now will have to go to freecycle though. they don't seat well on the rims X( I also recently got a Jandd extreme front rack and mini mountain panns ^^ suffice it to say here's my most recent pic of my buildbike build 12-11-12.jpg
    to every climb there is always the other side

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    Almost looks like a bicycle, draig.

    Brad

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    Thanks Brad ^^ I'm gonna wait till after the holidays to get more stuff though. so it'll be awhile before I post a new pic. There's my birthday coming up in a couple days besides Yule and xmas. and I got my list from amazon posted on my FB profile.
    to every climb there is always the other side

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    draig, I usually at your point of the build double check what I want for the drivetrain. With mine I had three cranksets in the bin to choose from, but following the advice from this forum went with the 22-32-44 and haven't regreted it. I still may try the 28-38-48 just because it's there.

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    I couldn't really find a 22-32-44 in my price range, so will be getting the 22-32-42. plus I don't think they make an alivio with a 44 chainring. I couldn't find one anyways.
    to every climb there is always the other side

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    OMG! my friend is AWESOME! He just picked up from the LBS my belated birthday and early xmas present! It consists of almost my entire shopping list (all I need to get now are the tires, mirrors, saddle, seat post QR, crankset and chain!) Looks like I maybe done later this month! or early next. But as i said my last post, I'll have to wait till after christmas to post more pics as I still don't know what I'm getting from my sister (I know it'll be bike related though)
    to every climb there is always the other side

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    I couldn't really find a 22-32-44 in my price range, so will be getting the 22-32-42. plus I don't think they make an alivio with a 44 chainring. I couldn't find one anyways.
    you realize if the chainrings are not riveted on , you can change them, right?

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