Yamaguchi Tange steel Rebuild

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Yamaguchi Tange steel Rebuild

Postby mikeg » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:27 pm

From this frame given to me with 27 inch wheels

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to this:

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Frame:
1980's Tange 2001 Mangaloy & Steel fork
Yamaguchi Sports Frame on sticker on seat tube above BB
TT 57cm c-c
ST 56cm c-c 58cm c-t
HT 15cm
DT 60cm

Components:

8 speed S/H Sora STI brifters
Salsa Cross levers
Tektro R510 Calipers 41-56 mm
Amoeba Scud road handlebar
2200 series triple Crankset and BB
Sora Braze-on Triple front derailer and adapter
LX low normal Rear Derailer
Sora 13-26 Cassette
700C Wheels:
Rear: Alex 450 rim on 2200 hub
Front: Alex DA22 rim on Tiagra hub
Crank Bros Smarty Pedals
Adjustable 1" stem for initial setup.

Will need to get some 25 mm or 23 mm tyres and the taping has slipped below the RHS brifter lever. re-wrap is needed.

So far parts cost about $550 mostly from eBay


Mike
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Postby europa » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:49 pm

Please resize the images to 640 x 480 as per http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3883 :wink:

No, you don't have to use photobucket, but the sizing rules still apply.

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Postby europa » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:03 pm

She's looking very nice. Is the paint as good as it appears in the photos? Great colour. Methinks you'll have a lot of fun with her. How far have you gone so far?

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Postby mikeg » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:16 pm

europa wrote:She's looking very nice. Is the paint as good as it appears in the photos? Great colour. Methinks you'll have a lot of fun with her. How far have you gone so far?

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The Paint has various chips and scratches and some superficial surface corrosion. Original colour I think. Did 14 kms yesterday to test it out.
Probably use it more for local area/training rides. Been thinking of getting a Brooks Saddle, and when broken or find it comfortable enough for long rides, move it to the Specialized Sirrus Pro (flat bar road bike). I have over 5500 kms on it. The gearing on the Yamaguchi, 30/42/52 & 13-26 isn't quite low enough to do longer hillier rides, the Sirrus has 11-34 on the rear, same 30/42/52 on front.

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Postby Kalgrm » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:22 pm

What's going on with that extra set of brake levers? Do both sets work?

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Postby toolonglegs » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:23 pm

yeah i havent seen those before,very roubaix :wink: i see the shifter cable goes into the back of the top mounted lever.

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Postby mikeg » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:27 pm

Kalgrm wrote:What's going on with that extra set of brake levers? Do both sets work?

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Cross levers - both work, and are in-line with brifters. Some models of Felt and Specialized (eg Sequoia) road bikes come standard with them. Allows good braking from the tops. (bought them on eBay a good while ago.)

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Postby Kalgrm » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:30 pm

Interesting. Certainly better than the suicide levers I had on my old 10 speed in high school. I should think steering whilst braking would be tricky (small lever arm etc. etc.). Let us know how long it takes to get comfortable doing it.

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Postby mikeg » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:30 pm

toolonglegs wrote:yeah i havent seen those before,very roubaix :wink: i see the shifter cable goes into the back of the top mounted lever.


Shifter cables go direct from the housing stops on down tube to the Sora STI levers

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Postby Mulger bill » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:36 pm

Nice rebirth there Mike.

Any chance of a ride report on the cross levers?

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Postby mikeg » Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:29 am

Kalgrm wrote:Interesting. Certainly better than the suicide levers I had on my old 10 speed in high school. I should think steering whilst braking would be tricky (small lever arm etc. etc.). Let us know how long it takes to get comfortable doing it.

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I am already more comfortable in their use, from the start, than STI brakes from the hoods due not being used to STI brakes on drop bars, and the amount of mass (me) that has to be stopped.

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