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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:06 pm 
jammy git
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Must admit I'm a fan of pimpy skewers, running two sets of Ringle Twisters (3DV and red) and one set of original Hope (silver), wanna get a set of Rasta Salsa for my black Bontrager, do rate the old school Shimano LX/DX skewers too though :D

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one set of original Hope (silver)


If these are ever for sale... :D

I've been looking for some for a while!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:51 pm 
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JS1500 wrote:
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one set of original Hope (silver)


If these are ever for sale... :D

I've been looking for some for a while!


No worries, you'll be first to know if I sell :D

The guy I bought them off said they were Martyn Ashton cast offs, other stuff he had included a couple of well used sets of Coda Magic cranks, Magura spares, damaged Hope hubs galore and a mega scuffed set of red Hope Q/R's so I was pretty convinced he was telling the truth, this was years ago now!

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stu wrote:
JS1500 wrote:
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one set of original Hope (silver)


If these are ever for sale... :D

I've been looking for some for a while!


No worries, you'll be first to know if I sell :D

The guy I bought them off said they were Martyn Ashton cast offs, other stuff he had included a couple of well used sets of Coda Magic cranks, Magura spares, damaged Hope hubs galore and a mega scuffed set of red Hope Q/R's so I was pretty convinced he was telling the truth, this was years ago now!

Stu


Cool 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:57 pm 
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Think I've still got some American Classics, most probably in my "box of tut that might come in handy one day"

If I recall I had a set of anodised blue but one broke and I acquired a white painted one to replace it.

However they never worked as well as Shimano QRs.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:43 pm 
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I find that the Shimano skewers are sometimes to big and get in the way of the other doo-dads on the bottom of a suspension fork. Salsa skewers work great, compact, and not Shimano.

Pinguwin


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:28 pm 
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I have been through most of them.
Hopes are my favorites so far. Blingy and no plastic. Not super light but really nice functionally.
Also like M950 xtr.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:33 pm 
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ive got xlite red ti ones always work well!


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