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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:10 pm 
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Nice to see another of my old Kili Racer`s back on the road !


Cheers, its looking good IMO !


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:13 pm 
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So, I went to fit the V brakes that I bought off of e bay, but there were some bits missing so they are going back, the seller if refunding no worries.

Had to go and put the deore cantis on that are period correct, and I actually think I have done the right thing, they look really good.

Got some NOS XT pads on there, will find out tomorrow if it actually stops, but as its so dry I dont think it will be a problem.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:58 pm 
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I nice little up grade. Never did like the stem that was on it but couldnt believe it when this minty flexstem in matching colours turned up.

Perfect!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:28 pm 
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Find some maguras for it. Thats what I have on mine, they came as standard on some of the higher up kili's so a sensible period upgrade and they are awsome. stops on a penny.


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Yes, will have to look out for some.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:36 pm 
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I think the straddle cables were way too long/high in the original pic which might explain the terrible brake performance.

The cable would ideally be 90 degrees to the lever when the pads meet the rim. That's why V's are so powerful, the cable is always near the perfect angle and little force is wasted pulling the levers upwards.

Current config is better but I think you can go lower :wink:
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