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Bicycle project of the day

MLCM avec brifters

I’ve been wanting to try integrated brake/shifter levers for a while, so my friend Ed loaned me a pair of Shimano 9-speed ones a couple of weeks back. I finally got around to setting them up today (on an ancient pair of Ava handlebars) just in time to run some longish loops before the spring 400k rolls around.

I wrapped the handlebars in cloth tape, too (Newbaums tape, via Rivendell) over two layers of cut up inner tube. We’ll see how it works on flattop bars (instead of the heavily sloped Gary bars that I’d taped earlier.)