And that's still much less than I paid.
So the build is put off another week & a half. I just talked to a friend who has 3 complete Hooker bikes (so 3 pairs of these brakes) + 1 other brake. I'm going to his house in 2 weeks (3 hour drive each way) & he's going to help me disassemble, clean, lubricate, reassemble, then install the brakes on the bike.
The clamp mechanism on these brakes is sort of like the Orions in how the cable is clamped, but the process is a bit more of a pain an the ass. We're going to see if we can get a cable splice to work for the front brake, that way I would only have to re-route the rear cable when I switch out the front end. It that don't work then I'll just have 2 front brakes - 1 for the road handlebars & 1 for the TT setup. That way I just have to remove the stem & brake from the fork to make the switch. Then run the rear brake cable to a different rear brake. Then I gotta decide on a rear brake though that's quick & easy to attach a cable to. I'll either go with a Record or EE brake in silver to sort of match the front. If I can get a cable splice to work on the front cable though then I'll stick with the front & rear Hookers.
Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?