Saves me changing the front mech and disc calipers to road version to match cable pull for STI`s on my MTB donor bike in my case..
Can someone tell me please why some commuters and tourers have these bar end shifters? My tourer does and I always think I would prefer the integrated brake/gear levers.
Theres that too, simple click indexed gearig rather than a cuckoo clock collection of bits , i ride my road bike as my main commuter and i cant get on with a flat bar due to neck /nerve issue means how i hold the flatbar can aggravate it i have found but im ok with drop bars.Because they're pretty much maintenance- and trouble-free.
Love it! At first I thought your fork was help together with duct tape before realising it's an umbrella.
Wow, yes my frame looks exactly the same, thank you.as of later in week this will be my next commuter an all original Orbit complete with 531c tube set made by former MD at Orbit Cycles , for his father . He only ever rode it once to the shops and then abandoned it in his garage. The period Huret mileometer reads 3.4 miles!
It's unique because back then the Thompson name was only used for race bikes and Orbit on the tourers but I thought my dad would appreciate a bike with the family name. It's not a custom frame, I just used one off the production line, but it was assembled to a custom spec. It's 531 C throughout and the seat tube is 23" centre to top.
apart from tyres and tubes perished might swap saddle for a b17 and replace bars for come drops
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