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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:32 pm 
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Whats the smallest cool thing on your bike?

Browsing 'bay I found an RPB cable hanger. When I was a spotty school boy looking to pimp my Peugeot mtb I was severly limited to my pocket money.

I remember I bought a pair of these cable hangers and some red alu jockey wheels (a real upgrade for shimano Altus c20 mech!!)

As far as I was concerned these little beauties made my bike cool - and me cool by default!

Anyone else got a soft spot for a tiny piece of bike jewellery?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:45 pm 
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Mickey Mouse valvecaps

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:51 pm 
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X LITE PIVOT BOLTS
always thought these were the coolest thing i could put on my bike
reason = the bolts were TI , they cost enough , they were RED , and you didn`t even need them .
so that must have made them / you cool


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:09 pm 
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Now we're getting to the heart of it! It is all for show and has no benefit to performance whatsoever!

Stand up and be counted! We know there are more of you out there!

Seeing those X-Lite canti bolts rminded me of my gold Middleburn cable oilers on my gold '97 explosif - hardly used but so bling-tastic.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:17 pm 
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OH MY GOD
all these years , i`ve had it wrong ?
i thought thats all it was ever about

take 1 functional item , a bike , built for just riding around on .........

and add every bit of coloured , cool shit you could lay your hands on , to it


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:55 pm 
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These, which should be arriving in the post tomorrow*:

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*They're cable hangers, in case it's not clear.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:49 pm 
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They are cool !

I have Chill pills at the moment .


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:47 pm 
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coloured nips. Nice, and just finished off the ano look.

Saved about 30g per wheel too :)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:33 pm 
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Control Tech ti " screw-on " skewers. Lightest in the world and invisible unless you're looking for them. LUSH


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:13 am 
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Control Tech ti " screw-on " skewers. Lightest in the world and invisible unless you're looking for them. LUSH


Yep, and they make rocking horse shite look common - I've only just managed to find a second set, and even then they're steel. Ah, I remember the days when Ricci Ltd were flogging them off for pennies in the pound....


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