It’s not that I was busy today; far from it. However, today we had a stand-in mail carrier who put our apartments last on his route. Plus, the package lockers were all full, and he had planned to make me come pick it up from the post office. But I was standing there and waved the slip at him, so he let me walk him back to his truck and gave me my package.
This was a lot less heartache to install than the rear one. Bear in mind this is a part for 9-speed with an 8-speed chain, so it’s not a perfect fit. It will be once the rest of the upgrades are on it. The only other surprise was how it meant the cable was rerouted. The actual mechanism is now out over the chain, instead of tucked away behind the fender. I’ll have to make an extended splash guard to protect it from splash and splatter.
Still, with all of that it shifts better than the original part. It may be a few weeks before I can finish the upgrades.