|French crosser is finally done.||KG 361|
Jan 4, 2004 5:32 PM
|Here is the cross post from the 'cross board.
|... I was expecting a Springer moment...||Akirasho|
Jan 4, 2004 5:41 PM
|Jerry Springer that is...
Explain that barcon please.
Be the bike.
|... I was expecting a Springer moment...||KG 361|
Jan 4, 2004 6:19 PM
|I had a Cinelli adapter that you use on threaded stems to adapt threadless type stems. It is the same diameter as a bar. Because I like things to be different and having the shifter close to the top opf the bar and brakes seemed like a good idea, I mounted it there. You spend more time on the tops of the bar and on the hoods than you do in the drops anyway, so it seems like a good idea. We'll see haw it pans out in the real world =)|
Jan 5, 2004 4:14 AM
|The trick with mounting a barcon there is that you may end up wearing it internally. If you'd like a set of Suntour Command Shifters, which you can mount on the bar without so much threat of impalement, let me know...|
|Thought about that! Thanks.||KG 361|
Jan 5, 2004 6:18 AM
|I may end up mounting it at the end of the bar. I won't be racing it for while, so we'll see.|
|Don't move that barcon! -- You've invented a new way to shift!||Dale Brigham|
Jan 5, 2004 7:20 AM
|With your teeth. Just chomp down on that lever, and waggle your jaw until you find the right cog.
Now, all you need is a catchy acronym. Let's see, Shimano has STI, Campagnolo has ERGO...how about DOS -- Dentally Operated Shifting? Call your patent attorney right now!
|Like my mom said "you'll put your eye out with that thing"||bimini|
Jan 5, 2004 6:39 AM
|I went down on my bike twice last year and cracked ribs both times on the handlebars. Once on the left and once on the right.
I would rethink the shifter location, I could be deadly.
Otherwise the bike looks good and functional. Makes a fine cyclocross or winter bike on the cheap.