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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:22 am 
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Cranks are LX - M569. The XTs of the same era were identical to look at (m739) but had a gold(ish) outer chain-ring rather than the black, and IIRC the cranks were cold forged not hot forged or some such cods-wallop making the XT cranks 'stronger'!

Go XTR I say. I like the look of my M569s but the teeth have worn and replacement outer rings are not easy to some by (in Australia at least).

Oh and I have Coyote catalogue from 1999 that I souvenired from a trade show BITD... here's a scan of the HT3 page showing no disk mounts, so I'd guess yours is newer than that.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:26 am 
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My HT3 was the same as your catalogue pic and had disc mounts. The pic was probably a pre-production model.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:34 am 
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You're probably right.

I'm just surprised I found the catalogue at all!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:00 pm 
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So I have LX cranks - thanks for that! I bought them advertised as XT but oh well who cares really. I do agree, XTR is probably the way to go at some point.

Cool advert there - I dare say mine looks slightly different so probably not an HT3.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:08 pm 
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alex1981 wrote:

Wanting to find a lighter seatpost eventually (found it is difficult getting anything too nice in 26.8mm for some reason, I fancied an Alien Cyclops)


Thomson Elite ??


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:13 pm 
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Which model of Thompson Elite do you know? How much do you want for it?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:25 pm 
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alex1981 wrote:
Which model of Thompson Elite do you know? How much do you want for it?


Sorry - I didn't mean that I have one for sale, just recommending it as one of the few quality posts that is available in 26.8mm .


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:46 pm 
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ah right ok :)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:56 am 
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im 99% i had an xtr m900 or 910 post in 26.8.

theyre super light and sooo pimp!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:32 pm 
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XTR M900 26.8 is 261g supposedly so quite heavy! XTR 910 is about 215g so not that light either! Looks nice though :)


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