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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:34 am 
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Hi there
I was just wondering how common are middleburn qr's


Thanks

Ma


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:44 am 
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How many have you seen :?: :?: :?:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:55 am 
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didn't know they made them. So rare


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:08 am 
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I've had three sets, one still in use (i think) the others are either in a box somewhere or been chucked.

They are pretty crap.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:20 am 
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mattr wrote:
They are pretty crap.


best marketing line ever. :D

but are they shiny?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:23 am 
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Shiny, yes.

Well, they were. I've had them at least 15 years.

So pretty battered.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:52 am 
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I have a set with Middleburn hubs...seem okay.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:48 pm 
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Still got the black ones, the purples must have a) gone with a set of wheels or hubs at some point or b) gone in the metal recycling.

Problem with them is the cam travel is tiny. Maybe 1mm or slightly greater, and they don't go over centre either. Think shimano and campag are nearer 2mm of cam travel and they go over centre to improve security.
And there's no bush either, aluminium on aluminium....... ouch.

Did however find about a dozen XT/XTR/D-A/Ultegra skewers of various vintages, a load of miscellaneous (mavic, woodman, hope etc)

Unfortunately, i have no wheels without skewers, anywhere.......


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:29 pm 
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Common? Not very.

If you're asking about value?...... not very.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:30 am 
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mattr wrote:

And there's no bush either, aluminium on aluminium....... ouch.


I've a couple of sets that both have delrin bushes. They're really thin though and I can imagine them wearing away very quickly.

Nicely made QR's, but as mentioned the action ain't great.


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