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 Post subject: Shimano XT shifters
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:29 pm 
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Mint condition XT 7sp RF+ Shifters and brake levers combined.

You will not find a better pair, still have hoods.

£40


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See PM re hope hub.
I seem to recall that these will not pull enough cable for Vee's. Is that so? If they will I could be tempted...


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:27 am 
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ummmmm, no idea!!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:35 pm 
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Stick Legs wrote:
I seem to recall that these will not pull enough cable for Vee's. Is that so? If they will I could be tempted...


They actually pull too much cable. Cantis are drawn into the rim from an angle (as opposed to straight on with a v-brake) so require more cable pull for the pad to travel the same distance.

Using canti levers with v-brakes provides a rock solid, dead feeling with about 1/2 the lever travel.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:54 pm 
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Oh, Okay, will try this out and if it doesn't work they'll be back up here soon :lol:


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Using cantis levers with V brakes has a sponge feel to it . you can buy adaptators , to put on the cables to correct it . I think SJS have got some .


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:09 am 
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I may actually get away with it, tried some ss5 type levers with vee's last night and they feel pretty dead, however the XT levers are servo wave, which was designed to pull the brakes on quickly and then give some modulation (if I remember the dealer manual from '93 correctly) so that should give some feel to them. Will let you all know once I try it as this may be a good thing for all of us! Retro levers and effective brakes :D


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:17 am 
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Thanks Stick, will post on Fri, along with any other bits I owe people :D


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