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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 8:36 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: The desolate flats of Cambridgeshire
And Hydraulic ones at that 8)

http://www.acros.de/PRODUKTE/SCHALTUNG:::3_134.html

Came acros(s) these whilst looking for the manufacturers site to recommend their headsets in another thread...and I like the look of em :)


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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 9:41 pm 
Gold Trader / Special
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Location: Leicestershire
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=

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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 7:07 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Location: Tilting at windmills and shouting at the rain.
These were kicking around a few years back, but were so expensive that the company sold out to Acros.

Going back even further there was a hydraulic system of shifters that used standard mechs. IIRC that system was about 10 years back and looked like it was made out of a magura parts bin!


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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 7:13 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Location: Tilting at windmills and shouting at the rain.
The company was Red5:

http://bicycletech.blogspot.com/2006/09 ... fting.html

Oh and here's shimano's take on it from 2006:

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/8028 ... no_hyd.jpg

US patent #7032475.


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