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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:57 am 
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In purple on front and green rear!


Mmmmm, tasteful.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:05 pm 
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I have got lost on this thread and its sister thread. If i get a set of Tektro RL520's (http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... a58e0c1a80) will they pull correctly with a sex of M565 V-brakes? or do I need to get a set of CX canti's. I would kind of like to use a set of Ultegra 6600 10 speed shifters maybe, what would work with these?

Sorry for all the questions and slight hijack of the thread, but my head hurts. :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:09 pm 
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Check out the other thread rather than me try to sum it up but basically road levers + cantis just work. With cx cantis better. With v brakes no good.

I have road + cantis and they just work ok.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:26 pm 
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I like it, partial as I am to a bit of drop barred MTB madness. Full credit for sorting out the gears - couldn't be arsed when I built mine so went all singlespeed.

What does it ride like?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:59 pm 
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I like that, built something similar in the 90's I titled a 'Chaser' because trying to mix with the racers involved a lot of time at the back of the pack. Out climbed them though :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:47 pm 
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Only had a shakedown so far. Will take it out off road and on this evening and report back. DIY at present :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:32 pm 
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Gone for blue canti bridges from racer x and jag wire in line adjusters. Awaits.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:29 pm 
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I like it - well all except the adjustable stem. Still that's a reasonable approach until you decide if you like it. I was toying with doing something similar with my Zaskar, but I would use CaneCreek or Tektro long pull levers with v-brakes and bar end shifters. I don't think the Zaskar would suit it, but a classic ATB frame like your Marin is just perfect for the drop bar treatment IMHO.

Thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:49 pm 
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Thank you for your kind words. Agreed on the stem but all I had with some height that was in the shed. Will see if it suits and then try to replace it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:50 am 
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dirttorpedo wrote:
I like it - well all except the adjustable stem. Still that's a reasonable approach until you decide if you like it. I was toying with doing something similar with my Zaskar, but I would use CaneCreek or Tektro long pull levers with v-brakes and bar end shifters. I don't think the Zaskar would suit it, but a classic ATB frame like your Marin is just perfect for the drop bar treatment IMHO.

Thanks for sharing.


LGF has built a drop bar Zaskar and it looked great. Try wider bars like the On-One Midge or similar.

THM; Look at SJS Cycles for high rise stems, they have their own Thorn brand for audax and touring cyclists.


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