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 Post subject: Middleburn QRs
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:10 pm 
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Rarer than rocking horse poo these are - this is the only set I've ever seen!

Light gold / champagne coloured Middleburn quick releases, really sculpted levers (photos later this evening).

Front has a steel rod, rear is Ti. Good condition with just a little scuffing

£30 posted anywhere in the world.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:41 pm 
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I've got a set too.... in blue.

As I recall they made them for several years so they can't be that rare.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:58 pm 
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i had a red set and the front litrally snapped when i undone it,

nice thou.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:16 pm 
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Cheers guys - not only have you shattered my illusions about their rarity(though at least no-one has another gold set!) but you've also raised questions about their solidity (not that I've experienced any problems) :twisted:


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 Post subject: Ginger snaps
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:52 pm 
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I bought a Gold set once too, snapped the front one, first time I tightened it up! straight back to shop! replaced with some blue X-lite ones (the ones with the removeable levers) they lasted over 10 years, many bikes and I eventually sold them with a bike.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:37 pm 
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Well news too me. Didn't know they made them


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 Post subject: Skewers
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:50 pm 
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Bought them about 10 years ago and they were a sort of Pale Greeny Gold, it was the twist over coloured lever that cracked, at the point where it rotates over the skewer end.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:09 pm 
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Mine are still fine (cromo version chosen as there were rumours BITD about thei Ti version not being terribly solid)- despite being well-used and over 10 years old now.

Exacctly same CNC design as the RS3 (and subsequent models) cranks just in miniature and very solid cam action.


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 Post subject: Re: Ginger snaps
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:12 pm 
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Wold Ranger wrote:
X-lite ones (the ones with the removeable levers) they lasted over 10 years, many bikes and I eventually sold them with a bike.


Horses for courses--- I am much happier with my Middleburns than I was with the X-lites.

I think problem is that people forgot to grease the pivots an ended up applying too much tension to the levers - as there was a beefy amount of leverage on them compared to everything else that was out there at the time.


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 Post subject: Still for sale?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:11 pm 
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Hi, arte the QRs still for sale? I'd LOVE a set of these. If so let me know how you want your £30, direct bank to bank, paypal or cheque.

Cheers

Rob


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