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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:19 pm 
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What be they then?


They're cyclocross brake levers.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:24 pm 
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Don't get me started on the brakes! I shall settle for my current set up and buy suitable life policies.

The only thing is there's no adjustment on the brakes. Could I put one of those little adjuster nut things on each of the hangers? What would I search for?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:36 pm 
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You can get in-line adjusters: http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/jagwire-in-l ... prod24781/, you can also get cantilever cable hangers with an adjuster, but that wouldn't help with the rear brake.

http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/17107357 ... mp;ff14=65


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:40 pm 
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So they just sit in the cable hanger?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:32 pm 
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No, you cut the cable outer, put on the first length of outer, then the in-line adjuster, then the next length of outer.

On your bike, I'd be inclined to put them a couple of inches along from where the brake cable exits the from beneath the handlebar tape.

Incidentally, those CX levers include a cable adjuster, might solve two problems in one go. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:03 pm 
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Yes saw that but I bet they're not 5.99 a pair!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:07 pm 
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Looks quite good , keep an eye out for a limp dick or trials stem tho


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:30 pm 
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Looks quite good , keep an eye out for a limp dick or trials stem tho


WHAT? :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:34 pm 
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Went on a three mile road shakedown ride. Best thing is the thumbies. Braking is by appointment but ok once they bite. Adjusters would be good. Jumped off it and did 18 on the basso. Sooo light in comparison but once up to speed hard to choose other than you run out of gears a bit quick on the Marin but that will be fine off road.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:47 pm 
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not really sure why you have taken a perfectly good marin and made a mess of it.but the most alarming thing is the difference in size between the marin and the basso.that marin is set up for a larger size gent but the basso is only a 56 c to t . that must be way to small for someone who is 6 ft 3 ?


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