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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 10:42 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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I'm tempted to try out a Joplin but keen to hear opinions on longevity, sealing qualities, weight penalty etc


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 11:20 am 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
I use an I950.

Love it.

If you can stomach the weight penalty, you will be amazed how using one of these transforms your rides. Honestly, Its brilliant. Definitely get the handlebar remote though.


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 11:44 am 
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Yeah, I figured the remote would be much more convenient, although prefer the look of the levered joplin.

Fed up of worrying about catching my knackers on the front of my saddle on steep sections, so this might be the way forward for me


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 12:32 pm 
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i only run my seat low so have no problems there

i read somewhere about play in them though :?


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 3:16 pm 
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Ive also read about the need for almost constant maintenance on some models, and sideways/aft play in the bearings.

I like to ride with my saddle high when covering any kind of high(ish) mileage.


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