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Capt Pearl--let's muddy the waters a bit...(7 posts)

Capt Pearl--let's muddy the waters a bit...The Walrus
Aug 22, 2003 10:54 AM
Don't know why I didn't think of this before--

The Kelly Take Off will let you use your existing downtube shifters
i on the bar
; it could be cost-effective, depending on whether you need to buy just the mounts or the kit.

I'll try to get you some pix of the barcon cables this afternoon.

Thx for the tech tip re: the new bike. LOL!
One word, make that two, SPAM and Obsolete!! NMMarketing Dept
Aug 22, 2003 10:58 AM
Hey Marketing Dept. Read this...kermit
Aug 22, 2003 11:20 AM
capt pearl "converting downtube to STI" 8/22/03 10:32am

and apologize to the nice man! :o)

Sorry, but I still vote obsolete.Marketing Dept
Aug 22, 2003 11:27 AM
wow, my name in lightscapt pearl
Aug 22, 2003 11:11 AM
I saw a mention about the Take Offs on the CX board. At $40 its about a wash costwise with the ~$50 for bar ends. May have line on used bar ends from buddy; if so I'll go that route. Anybody like the Take Off's compared to the bar ends? Positioning would be better but that cable out there seems odd/accident prone (or maybe that just describes me).

By the way, all this CX board surfing has me wondering if I can slap some skinny knobbies on and hit the trails, so to speak. Possible? I know there's brake/mud and tire clearance issues.

No problem on the tech tip. Just don't ask how I know.

-capt p
Now, don't let it go to your head...The Walrus
Aug 22, 2003 3:32 PM
My reaction to the knobbies/calipers idea is "No"--I once swapped front wheels between road & 'cross bikes, and I had
i maybe
1/8" clearance above the tire, and that was a little 30c number with worn tread.

Here's a closer look at the shifter/wrapping/housing, in all its glorious obsolescence...
glorious obsolescencecapt pearl
Aug 24, 2003 12:52 PM
Sign me up. Thanks for the pix. I'll let the board know if the dirty deed goes down.

Thanks all.

-capt p, rode yesterday and ready for mo'