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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:40 pm 
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I'd bought those if i know. £35 is excellent. Can't go wrong. A winner and a 'best buy'


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Yep I couldn't quite believe the price too, and I guess a bit further down the line I can tune the brake pads for a few less grams.


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Steve, you are a genius. I hadn't thought of running the DCD with the chain under it.

brilliant.


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What's the final weight with brakes then?


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BobCatMax wrote:
Steve, you are a genius. I hadn't thought of running the DCD with the chain under it.

brilliant.


I thought I might get slated for doing it.... :oops: But running it in the conventional way wouldn't work with the slack chain. Keeping a good chain line with it is difficult so I might put a jockey wheel in, sometime in the future....


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albash82 wrote:
What's the final weight with brakes then?


I won't know until the v-brake mounts get here, for the RC31's.... :oops:


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GT-Steve wrote:
BobCatMax wrote:
Steve, you are a genius. I hadn't thought of running the DCD with the chain under it.

brilliant.


I thought I might get slated for doing it.... :oops: But running it in the conventional way wouldn't work with the slack chain. Keeping a good chain line with it is difficult so I might put a jockey wheel in, sometime in the future....


not from me you won't chap. My Kona is a right pain to run SS as there's no magic gear until you've stretched the chain a bit (mangled mech hanger) Loving the jockey idea too :hero:


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Nice choice on the brakes 8) They look like a great compromise between weight and build. Some of the CNC one scare the bejeezus out of me.


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They're CNC'd but no way near as heavily as the others....

They come supplied with Koolstops too, and a quick 'up the road' has displayed some very strong braking force, and that's just the rear... 8)


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you've really got me thinking about this DCD tensioner thing.

Mate of mine (posts on here and bat40a6, i think) is a bit handy with a lathe and milling machine.

We've been talking about this since i mangled the mech hanger earlier in the spring.

so far on the list is to turn a better roller out, with room for bearings, and to cut into the middle to allow the chain to sit better on it, or now as you've illustrated, under it..

I know it's a bit of a hack for you, but it keeps my steed running when otherwise it would be scrap.

i'll let you know how we get on with it, if you're interested...


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