This Space for Rent

Brifters – I think I’ll keep them

Room to breathe

So I took them off the Ava handlebars and put them onto the Nitto B135s I’d had on the mlcm (after first removing the Shimano R400s that were previously on the B135s – I guess I’ll drop them onto eBay in the next couple of days) and re-rewrapped the cork(ish) tape I bought from Rivendell last spring. Note the elegant black electricians tape – this is so if I need to adjust the brifters I’ll be able to do it with less screaming and frothing at the mouth (except for the tiny detail that I didn’t make the left side shift cable quite long enough – oh well!) than it would have been if I’d whipped the ends with twine.