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Moustache bar owners, question...elsaltamontes
Sep 13, 2002 1:16 PM
Do you find that your brake cables rattle?

I have Dura Ace levers. My guess is that the horizontal position makes the cable rattle more.

Any suggestions? I've actually tried putting tape in the ball-thingy (don't know what that's called) to keep it from rattling against the lever, but not too successful.

Thanks in advance.
- Ray
aka: elsalt
re: Moustache bar owners, question...cx
Sep 13, 2002 1:41 PM
I've got old Campys on mine and they don't rattle. I don't know what to tell you. By the way your bike is AWESOME!!! I've got a Atlantis on the way and I can't wait!
thanks!elsaltamontes
Sep 13, 2002 2:12 PM
i'm a proud owner. my wife's got an atlantis. she rides it on and off road and is extremely pleased. she just changes the tires. post your bike when it arrives! i love seeing how others build their rivendells. have you seen their gallery?
http://www.rivendellbicycles.com/html/membership.html

i might just have to buy other brake levers... at first i thought it was the ferrels rattling so i took them out. so now it's just the housing and the cable. i'm pretty sure it's the cable-end (ball thing) that is making the rattle.

well, thanks for listening. - ray
thanks!cx
Sep 13, 2002 3:47 PM
Very nice! Could you tell me how you have your All Rounder speced? Trying to decide on a few components yet. So far I'm going with WTB dirt drop bars, Paul cantis, Brooks Professional saddle, the gold Modolo levers on the Rivendell online catalog. My off road wheels have Ultegra hubs, Salsa delgado rims, DT Comp spokes and Salsa Flip Offs QR, and IRC 700x44c semi-slicks. I have another set of Salsa rims for my road wheels, but I'm not sure about the hubs yet(Phils would be nice), I'll pprobably go with the Riv. Roly-Polys for tires. Could you post some more pics of your bike. Thanks!
Ultegra hubs on Atlantis?Ray Sachs
Sep 14, 2002 5:58 PM
The Atlantis has a rear spacing of 135mm - the Ultegra is 130, no?

-Ray Sachs
Ultegra hubs on Atlantis?cx
Sep 15, 2002 4:52 AM
Yes, Ultegra is 130, but thats only 2.5mm on each side-not a big enough difference to not work. I was using them on my cyclocross bike that had 135 spacing and it was no problemo.
thanks!elsaltamontes
Sep 15, 2002 9:35 PM
all rounder frame - grant calls it a 'relaxed road bike'
nitto moustache bars
chris king headset
nitto technomic stem
dura ace brake levers
dura ace downtube shifters
shimano stx brakes
shimano xt - bottom bracket
ritchey logic double crankset (would rather have ta zephyr cranks, maybe later on...)
brooks saddle b.17 steel
phil wood hubs
36 hole bontrager fairlane rims
dt comp spokes
rolly polly tires (and continental twister 700x47, i also have wtb nano raptor 29" on the way for a wider tire 2.1)
ultegra double derailleur
shimano xtr rear derailleur
shimano xtr cassette
thompson seatpost
speedplay x3 pedals, sometimes wtb stealth mp250 pedals
performance h20 bottle cages
topeak rear rack (would rather have the nitto, but it's 125 bucks!)
topeak rear trunk

here's some more pics: http://www.galang.com/riv/
Took the 'stache bars off my Atlantis, but that rattle...cory
Sep 14, 2002 7:07 PM
I put the mustache bars on my singlespeed, because the Atlantis is so comfortable I've been using it for long rides, and there's no position equivalent to riding on the tops, where I spend most of my time. I love them otherwise, though.
As for that ball rattle, though...wouldn't it have to be a little loose to rattle? And if it's a hair loose, maybe taking up a millimeter or two in the cable might stop it. I used a couple of different levers on mine (don't remember if DA was one; I don't think so), but nothing rattled.
Took the 'stache bars off my Atlantis, but that rattle...elsaltamontes
Sep 16, 2002 8:42 AM
the cables are tight. it could be the cable housing vibrating against the inside of the levers. i used to have metal ferrels and took that out.

how's the moustache bars on the single speed? i've thought about it, but really like my monkey lite high risers. i need the width for the torque. however, i do have a nice grip when i'm on the top of the moustache bar, cranking up steep hills. might have to try it....

elsalt
Mustache on the singlespeed...cory
Sep 16, 2002 2:16 PM
I like it a lot. Don't have much to compare it with, because this is my first SS since I was about 12, but it's rigid and gives just enough hand positions to keep me comfortable in the shortish (rarely over 10-12 miles) rides I use the bike for.
It's an old Trek touring frame that I converted last spring, using the middle chainring and a BMX freewheel. I ride it about 50/50 on pavement and dirt roads, but I just put cross tires on it and I'm thinking about trying in on some stuff I normally do on my MB. I'm surprised how versatile it's turning out to be.
nope..Steve_0
Sep 16, 2002 9:28 AM
ive had both DA and tiagra on mine. never had a rattle.
As someone else suggested, perhaps take up a little slack?.

nice bike.
Rattle sourceCalvin
Sep 19, 2002 3:23 AM
I've got Shimano 105 levers, but they do not rattle as you describe. It seems more likely the rattle is in the pivot. There are two bushings or washers of plastic on either side, these may be worn out in your case.

I am a big fan of the moustache system. It seems to me that for roadies, this is a great bar option, rather than the oppresive flat bar of the typical MTB variety.

Below is mine, with the special left-hand bar shift, soon be the lastest craze.
"great option"Steve_0
Sep 19, 2002 6:51 AM
the vast majority of recreational roadies I observe are NEVER on the drops. the 'ol moustache makes more sense to me.

Owell. bestkept secret in the meantime.
Rattle sourceelsaltamontes
Sep 19, 2002 8:43 AM
thanks calvin,
the levers are brand spankin' new. but it could be pivots. i'm not sure if shimano intended these levers to be positioned horizontally. if placed vertically on drop bars the pivot wouldn't be on it's side. hence... the rattle... hmm...

thanks for the info, later on i'll check on the bushings and washers.

elsalt