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Old 03-19-21, 06:42 PM
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Team Fuji gets a makeover

Finally found brake hoods and picked up new bar tape today. She's
ready to roll.
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I used to have this bike in the flamingo and black paint. Nice riding bikes. Enjoy!
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Front brake cable routing needs help.
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Front brake cable routing needs help.
why is that?
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It should exit the tape at the bottom of the bar, moving inside the rear cable, making a perfect curve down to the caliper's cable entry. More like this.

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Very cool bike, and that bar tape is freaking awesome here.
Cable routing must be fixed as mentioned above.
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Yep, many seem to hate the old splash tape but I'd say here it's pretty daggum good looking, Well done!
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
It should exit the tape at the bottom of the bar, moving inside the rear cable, making a perfect curve down to the caliper's cable entry. More like this.

Thanks for the correction. I will have to reroute that cable when I get the chance although it
seems to brake fine and I can't tell the difference between it and the rear brake.
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I dig it, will be especially good as the tape darkens a little with use.
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Originally Posted by robertj298 View Post
Thanks for the correction. I will have to reroute that cable when I get the chance although it
seems to brake fine and I can't tell the difference between it and the rear brake.
Function won't change, but aesthetics matter too.
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I used to have this bike in the flamingo and black paint. Nice riding bikes. Enjoy!
I would love to find a flamingo & black 64cm example. LOVE that color combo.
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I normally don't like splash bar tape but that is perfect on your Team. Great job!

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