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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:39 pm 
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Was it the smokey ones or the crystal clear ones that were more susceptible to cracking their housings when tightening?


I suppose it’s shamelessly worth asking if anyone has got any cheap non cracked ones available too?..


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:08 pm 
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It was the clear ones from my experience.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:39 pm 
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Baulz wrote:
It was the clear ones from my experience.



Your right it was the clear ones


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:10 pm 
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All of them!
If you're ham fisted with the Allen key :lol:
I think the smoked plastic ones came after the clear ones? Perhaps they made a few changes to the plastics.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:52 pm 
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Yup; the clear ones came first and cracked (more). The darker ones came later and cracked (less). You just have to be really gentle with them. They still work though even with the small cracks. Super-light Shifters. 8)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:56 pm 
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While they looked cool at the time, who really needs a clear shifter so they can see inside?

I managed to crack a much older 9 speed shifter a few years ago, some epoxy and scrap carbon brought it back to life.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:30 pm 
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Baulz wrote:
While they looked cool at the time..


Clue is in your question..
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:23 pm 
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GS's aplenty: https://imgur.com/a/fS7XY0C

Non-cracked sets are here (funnily they cost roughy the same as they did 20+ years ago :facepalm: :shock: 8)

: https://www.ebay.com/itm/SRAM-Gripshift ... SwHOtcmKFZ


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:35 am 
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Have been tempted by those NOS sets but trying hard to keep the budget down. Are those used sets yours?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:05 pm 
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KeepItSteel wrote:
Have been tempted by those NOS sets but trying hard to keep the budget down. Are those used sets yours?


Yep, wouldn't post it otherwise.


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