I'm back guys!
I had a long stint where I got frustrated with pretty much all the projects I was posting about since I think all of them had something go wrong at about the same time. Very demotivating for me, so I just said "Fuckit" for a while. But since sending about $100000000000 on McMaster and replacement parts from Borka I powered through the pain and will be riding soon enough once again.
Let's see, I left off ... *actually scrolling up and see what I posted last* with the CRG levers and rearsets.
CRG states that the rearsets have almost infinite adjustability and let me tell you, they aren't joking. The level of adjust on these things will cause you to spend hours picking a position, sitting on the bike and feeling it out, then changing the position again to see if you like it better or worse. The good thing those is that once you find the sweet spot, you lock it in with some loctite and you're golden (no pun intended).
I'm still in the process of adjusting everything in these
The levers are also very nice and are very easy to adjust on the fly (nevermind the mess of wires in this pic- I'll explain it all later...)
Now, you might be wondering why the rear brake line is red while the fronts are grey. Well, grab a tissue cause some of you might shed a tear from this story i'm about to tell you.
It all began when I jumped in on the group buy from Mani to get the Type 3 (kevlar) Fren Tubo lines. While I had the bike apart one day I finally got around to swapping out the brake lines and got everything mocked up and looking good
and began to tighten everything up and then...
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRR RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!
(I was a bit upset)
So I got in contact with Mani again to see if there was any spare sets that you had available. Lucky enough he had a set of Type 4 (CaRbOn FiBeR) lines that needed a nice home. So I did what any part whore would do and snatched that **** up! Hahaha.
So I have carbon fiber weave up front and kevlar in the back. which I actually think looks fine. You can barely see the front lines as they blend in the shadow of the front and the red really pops and accents the rear.
What a tear jerker huh?
Alright, back to business then with the last mod, the most involved mod, the Golden Eyes!