Sunday, September 23, 2012

1994 Yeti ARC build update #4

Finally it's a bike. Surprisingly the Graftons were very easy to set up. Perhaps I'm finally starting to figure them out. I still don't undersand why the orientation of the 'L' brackets is reversed from front to rear, it must be a design flaw. On the front (at least the set I picked for the front) the brackets mount from the front with the captive nut on the back side. On the rear set the recess for the nut faces outward and the bracket is mounted from the back of the arm. It makes it difficult to get an allen wrench onto the bracket bolt during adjustment. I wonder if John Grafton did this on purpose to somehow move the pads fore/aft to get better application of power onto the rim from front to back... I have to pay some more attention to how this impacts leverage during braking, if at all...

The ARC still needs decals and a crank swap, otherwise it's basically done. I might try to find different brake cable hangers, we'll see.

1 comment:

  1. That's one good looking bike! Can't wait to see the finished article.