hubgearfreak wrote: i started at the end and worked towards the centre, as it looks like steve did too
Yup, sure did. It's the neatest way of doing it, but you have to let the cable come out right at the end of the binding. If you start in the centre and work out, the cable can exit anywhere along it, but you end up with the securing tape up against the lever.
PS had a ride around the garden on Shrek tonight - well impressed with the manoeuvrability and the gearing seems about right. Once it's dark I might give it a go on the street