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Go'n cross'n in Plymouth, MA.(4 posts)
|Go'n cross'n in Plymouth, MA.||mackgoo|
Dec 15, 2001 8:43 AM
|Hi, just picked up this frame. I Will be building it up in the next few weeks.
Record carbon 9sp drive train.
Record OR cantilevers.
Empela frogglegs top mount levers.
Record carbon post.
Brooks conquest saddle.
Zipp 340 tubs.
Cinelli Gramo 120mm.
Cinelli Eubios bars 44mm.
Gears in the back 13-26.
53-39 in the front. I will be messing with that latter. As it is I've put way too much money into it for my DEAR wife to handle.
Dec 15, 2001 12:08 PM
|And the build up looks promising too. I have a question for you, could please take some pics of the topmount levers, me and a collegue are trying to figure how it works. As in how the lever pulls the cable from the topmount independed from the STI lever. I figured that if I see the back and internal of lever we'll get it .
It would quite expensive if we ordered a couple of levers just to see how they work. I will get them eventually, I have to support the Dutch economy, eh.
Dec 15, 2001 1:23 PM
|I'm going out. I'll do it when I get back.|
|Topmount levers||Ray Sachs|
Dec 15, 2001 2:32 PM
|I just mounted a set and will give you a brief explanation that may help. It DOESN'T pull the cable so much as it lengthens the housing, effectively pulling the cable but not directly acting on the cable. It creates a break in the cable at the topmount lever which the cable runs through as though the lever wasn't there. When you engage the lever, it pulls one side of that split housing away from the other side, thereby making the housing longer (albeit with a gap in the middle of it), which engages the brake.
Simplest thing imaginable - can't believe nobody thought of it sooner. Pretty easy to install too, once you get the position of the levers set.
Hope this helps,