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Old 05-01-13, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by anixi
I'm not sure on the thumbies positioning. Is there a better way to do that? I'd better check this thread a little more deeply. Nice looking bike nonetheless.
i have thumbies in a similar position and it's fine, though you do have to take your hand off the drops. on a drop bar mtb they are my preferred style of shifting, though I'm interesting in trying some brifters.. though I only really find campy brifters attractive so i haven't even bothered
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Hey Frantik,

If the Shimano Sora brifters and SOMA Sparrow bar on my '88 Cimarron LE work out well and I pop for Campy Veloce Ergo 10 speed, I'll send you the Sora set and you can play around with them. Should any of you be considering a "ShimErgo" set up and ergo shifters in general, now might be the time to spring for a set, check it out:

https://www.planetcyclery.com/road/ca...lloy-shifters/

A set of 2012 Campy Veloce Ergo 10 speed "brifters" are marked way down to $95.00 (no cables included). Compare that with Shimano 105 10 speed "Brifters" on the same website will murder your wallet... $280.00... OUCH!!!

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Old 05-01-13, 09:30 PM
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Geez, it took forever to find this write up in my bike folder on the desktop, here is a solid review on the 2011/2012 Campy Veloce 10s Ergo Power Shifters, actual user reviews and not online magazine garbage. There are some especially good reviews from masi85 on how the Veloce P.S. 10s stacks up against the Shimano and Sram equivalent set ups. I found it useful enough to keep it saved in my bike folder, maybe it'll help someone else too.

https://forums.roadbikereview.com/cam...ws-273889.html

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O U C H ! ! ! This one might piss 'ya off!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNFaA...layer_embedded



My good buddy up in Pasadena that I ride with a couple weekends a month sent me this video link and screen shots, this is horrible! We've made that ride up Mulholland many times, we've seen or heard a few crashes, but those have only involved a single motorcyclist washing the front or high siding. To see what happens to the human body as the British rider "rag dolls" from the impact is nauseating!

Granted this isn't C&V nor is it drop bar MTN conversion related (please forgive me) but it does make me appreciate every time I ride up my driveway and into my garage that I can hang my bike up knowing that I didn't leave any skin on the ground! Great argument for the benefits of wearing a helmet!

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Old 05-01-13, 11:56 PM
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i saw that video.. definitely off topic but yeah made me pretty upset

and thanks for the heads up on the campy brifters.. I actually am kind of interested in "Shimergo", cause i really dislike the way shimano brifters look, and i don't like the way the brake lever rotates either

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Originally Posted by neo_pop_71

My good buddy up in Pasadena that I ride with a couple weekends a month sent me this video link and screen shots, this is horrible! We've made that ride up Mulholland many times, we've seen or heard a few crashes, but those have only involved a single motorcyclist washing the front or high siding. To see what happens to the human body as the British rider "rag dolls" from the impact is nauseating!

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And then I find this video on Mulholland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36R8nL2x0D4

I haven't ridden on the PCH side of Mulholland yet, although I want to go the whole way starting in Hollywood.
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Jee'heezus... that was one helluva' rear wheel drift that nutted up cyclist pulled, kinda' reminded me of Valentino Rossi when he would dive the front and slide the "S" curves at 100mph!

Oh man hairnet, you gotta do the whole thing, it's a bunch of work either way with white knuckle descent for a payoff! Definitely best to try to do the whole thing during the week after the morning silliness has passed. The highway is full of idiot weekend warriors chimpin' out and looking for some throttle therapy, we've had more than a few close calls but the view is spectacular... well worth the effort! Connect with your inner "Pirata" and let go of the brakes!
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Old 05-03-13, 12:02 PM
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Just ordered this stuff to complete the Jamis drop bar conversion

Origin8 Gary (II) bar - my favorite drop handlebar.. everything else just feels wrong


Cane Creek SCR-5 levers - these levers are really nice when combined with the gary bar.. can be ridden on the hoods even when they are set up for braking in the hooks


Tektro front cable stop - technically not needed since the stem i have has a cable stop but it's got an adjuster, improves braking and allows for stem height adjustment without having to re do the brakes, so I like them


Jagwire inline brake cable adjusters. I tried Origin8 Mickey adjusters.. they are horrible. hopefully these will be better. unfortunately i didnt notice they are shipping from china and will take a month. i hate waiting for stuff from china
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Old 05-04-13, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by frantik
Just ordered this stuff to complete the Jamis drop bar conversion

Jagwire inline brake cable adjusters. I tried Origin8 Mickey adjusters.. they are horrible. hopefully these will be better. unfortunately i didnt notice they are shipping from china and will take a month. i hate waiting for stuff from china
Yep, I was going to order some too until I saw that ridiculous wait time! Thankfully I only needed one and my buddy who wrenches at my LBS found an Avid in-line adjuster for the front Dura Ace bar end adjuster on my '92 "3x1" Trek 950. The Avid works great, so do the Jagwires, funny how nice it is to finally have the ability to dial in the front derailleur.
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Old 05-04-13, 11:20 AM
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I used one of those on my stumpy, they work very well. Be careful with your ferrules though, sometimes the fit can be a little tight between the cable and the seat.
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Old 05-04-13, 01:11 PM
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Oh yeah, that's right striknein, good catch on that suggestion. One of the brands suggested using a dab grease specifically for carbon fiber to prevent sticking.
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Originally Posted by striknein
I used one of those on my stumpy, they work very well. Be careful with your ferrules though, sometimes the fit can be a little tight between the cable and the seat.
I was planning on putting the adjuster closer to the front of the bike
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I meant the seat for the ferrule in the adjuster.
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Old 05-04-13, 08:53 PM
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lol that makes more sense
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Originally Posted by striknein
I meant the seat for the ferrule in the adjuster.
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lol that makes more sense
Well played gentlemen... well played!!! A classic for sure!
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Posted on another thread, here's the latest iteration of the 1988 Cimmaron LE. Swapped the Suntour friction barcons with a set of indexed Shimanos (off yesterday's garage sale find). 25.42 pounds as it sits.


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Looking good!

Guess I better hit some garage sales today, perhaps some barend shifters will come my way!
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25.42 pounds as it sits.
you don't need that 3rd chainring do you?
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parts are starting to trickle in.. got my fork mounted cable stop yesterday, cane creek levers today. should get the bars by monday, maybe even the cables too (color matched jagwire calbes ahh year). I scored a short cage XT RD which has me pretty stoked.. i didnt even know they made short cage mtb derailleurs, but that is cool since I'd like to get this build to be as much XT as possible.

I still haven't decided what to do about the shifters though.. the XT ones arent going to mount on a drop bar without machining the clamp. I haven't double checked but i think the XT shifters can mount on the steel deore clamps. I know for a fact I can just swap the XT caps. It kinda seems silly to swap them though especially if the only difference is the alloy clamp and I'm not using it.
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Originally Posted by frantik
saw this on CL





seller is looking to trade but values his bike at 300-400.. i dunno if i would go that high but still, interesting to see

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/3776859038.html
Screw the bike I wanna see more of the Corolla behind it. I miss my old AE86 and that's got a JDM bumper also. I've looked around on the SF CL and prices of average bikes are crazy.
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haha yeah that is a pretty sweet car there

so listed my 89 apex up on CL finally today.. It's a bit too big for me and i could use the room. I'm not sure how the market will respond, it will be interesting to see





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I'd buy that for a dollar.

Let us know how your market likes it. My likey.
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Very nice DB, if it was geared I would be in for at least 2 dollars. Please let us know how it does, I sometimes wonder if anyone else appreciates these type of builds or is it just the people here that cares about them.
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well someone already asked me about the stand over height so i guess that's a good sign

In San Jose single speed and fixed gear bikes are very popular so I think the single speed aspect may attract more people than the drop bar actually
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Originally Posted by frantik
well someone already asked me about the stand over height so i guess that's a good sign

In San Jose single speed and fixed gear bikes are very popular so I think the single speed aspect may attract more people than the drop bar actually
That bike looks nice, the frame is SO LARGE for a mountain bike...what is that 22"?
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