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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:22 pm 
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phew! now i know it's not a reebok bike from sportsdirect...

Glad to see the proper stem, bars and other decals relevant too.

I do like u-brakes n all. they bite the rim better than you expect.

cool.


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Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Thanks Marc, I find U brakes to be fantastic with the right pads.

I'll be riding this on our Wednesday night ride so I will report back on how it performs.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:34 pm 
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What groupset did this bike get sent from the factory with originally?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:21 pm 
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chrisv40 wrote:
Thanks Marc, I find U brakes to be fantastic with the right pads.

I'll be riding this on our Wednesday night ride so I will report back on how it performs.


So what pads do you favour for the u brakes chris as i think it was Aztecs that i used bitd but can't remember if i changed them for another brand or not ?.


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Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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I do have Aztecs on one of my gt's but this has a pair of v brake pads in as that's all there was in my box


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 Post subject: Re: Haro Impulse Comp
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:45 pm 
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Okay then chris i'll be checking what the pads are on my U brake as they seem to be fairly decent but haven't tried them out properly as yet but i do remember a mate bitd swapping over to some shimano's on his u brakes and he swore they made a huge improvement but i'm damned if i can remember which particular ones he used back then so i think a little bit of experimenting is in order once i get the wheels sorted on my Kona ..


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 Post subject: Re: Haro Impulse Comp
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:12 am 
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I have the dual compound Koolstops for the U-brake on my Karakoram Elite and they're definitely the best pads I've used across a number of U-brake bikes.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=170456&start=13


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:31 pm 
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nice one...

here's my slightly earlier one from '90
viewtopic.php?t=293353

there's a scan posted on my thread of the same '91 model as yours - could be possible to work out the right group from that photo I guess


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 Post subject: Re: Haro Impulse Comp
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:43 pm 
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It's a 400LX groupset, 2mm cables and 4130 300 mm long seatpost.


Brilliant eyesight you see..


That or I happen to know where the catalogue is and the photos are easier tonread the text on, oh and a full spec sheet viewtopic.php?t=168596


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:35 pm 
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Doh! :facepalm: ... :-D


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