On 11/8/19 10:26 PM, John McBurney wrote:
Well don’t forget I augered into a sand pit and literally filled the
right brifter with sand. I think I did a really good job cleaning it
out but you can only so so much.
A few years ago, while JRA my bottom bracket spindle broke and I ended
up crashing in someone's yard. I was lucky: I rolled, the bike tumbled
around a bit but wasn't damaged, and the worst thing that happened to me
was I tore my winter tights. (And came to a halt after all this face
down, arms out, looking at a fresh steaming pile of dog do right in
front of my face.)
After the LBS replaced my bottom bracket and checked out the bike, I
went on a ride to the National Arboretum. We climbed Hickey Hill and at
the Asian Collections parking I briefly applied by my brakes... and my
rear brake wouldn't release. The lever was jammed. ??? My friends
and I played with the cable and bit and eventually got the bike rideable.
After I got home I brought the bike to the LBS. They found a small
round pebble inside the right brake lever that had gotten inside as the
bike was tumbling during the crash. During the ride it had shifted so
that it jammed the lever. No one in the shop had ever seen anything
The DA bar cons are nice in friction. Gotta be careful standing
though. I was hoping to use my Riv down tube shifters ( like sun tour
superbe pro but pull more cable) but the frame wasn’t set up for them.
I hope my “addiction to friction” will be able to continue and make
all this moot.
There are folks on the iBOB list who friction-shift Hyperglide 10 and
are happy. I'm not one of them: my happiness with friction shifting
Hyperglide ends at 7.
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