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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:37 pm 
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Location: It's not easy being a dolphin.
Same here, I see the theory but my burning practical questions are:
- what happens when the little grooves get blocked up with mud?
- do you need a tooth pick to clean mud out of the grooves (oh happy days with a 46T ring)?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:49 pm 
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I clean mine after a ride and the crud usually comes out quickly, I can't say that I've ever had a problem. If it's left to dry then it gets difficult and needs the old toothbrush and hot water to clear. I have just checked mine again and one set are "blued" whereas the other set are standard aluminium.
Also I've seen comments on the internet about the lack of changing steps/pins/teeth on the chain rings, but I have never had a problem and get clean shifts without the need for the changing steps/pins/teeth. I just make sure my front mech is adjusted correctly.
Anyone else had a problem with them?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:28 pm 
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Location: The Netherlands
They just look fantastic!
Owned a set of the first generation and fitted tot my Marin. Excellent schifting performance and relatively minimal wear (probably due to the hard annodize layer).
Now using a set of the second generation on my current bike. Love and like these a lot!
Unfortunately hard to find in NOS condition


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:28 pm 
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Improved shin digging potential.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:45 pm 
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Here's a pic of mine with the extruder grooves.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:39 pm 
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I think they're way cool 8)

These are going on my Pace once I have a BB axle

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:07 pm 
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Bollox64 wrote:
I think they're way cool 8)

These are going on my Pace once I have a BB axle

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I agree, very handsome indeed!!


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