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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:05 pm 
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capri_77 wrote:
I had no idea these are canti version... work great with v-brakes. I had Avid v-brake levers before and they pulled just as much cable...
Are you positive these are for cantis?


Hmmm.... I am not sure...

Here's a copy of some magazine:

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Yours are called the BL15 and these pull less cable then the BL25 so I thought the BL15 is for canti, but reading the description both seems for V brakes...?
Well, If they work OK probably the are for V's as well...

As you can see they are advertised as ALM, no idea what that means.
In the mag is also a brake set itself from ALM ( = Altek), so they made brakes as well, never seen any on ebay orso, let alone in the flesh....


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Seriously, get some bar end plugs, seen some very nasty accidents from legs being gouged by unplugged bar ends.


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nice car, awesome bike. if someone told me about it and listed all the different colours i think i'd be a bit put off but it looks awesome mate. i'd get some plugs in the bar ends though - wouldnt fancy them sticking in my leg!

i remember being blown away when trek released the satin finnishes. i thought it looked like frosted glass!

edit: just seen post above ref bar end plugs! must read all the way through in future!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:35 pm 
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Don't worry about plugs for bar ends. I took them off for the looks when taking the pictures :D I hate these black plastic things... :? Are there some good looking plugs I could use?

I'm glad you like the bike, to be honest I was not so sure about coloring when planning all this. Stickers on the frame would suggest using red silver and black but I wanted MORE colors :D and thats what came out of it...


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:40 pm 
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REKIBorter wrote:
Seriously, get some bar end plugs, seen some very nasty accidents from legs being gouged by unplugged bar ends.


Theres a pic in a mag this month of beauty of a injury, bar smack between the eyes and almost a perfect circle of skin cut out. Just a kind of circular flap left :shock:


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capri_77 wrote:
D I hate these black plastic things... :? Are there some good looking plugs I could use?



you used to be able to get clear ones from fred salmon and probably plenty of other places. i assume they are the same size as normal bar plugs


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:52 pm 
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oooooo nice and shiney !!
mate i havnt been on this forum for that long either, but i can tell you that your bike is well worth showing on here............. realy nice bits on it mate, like the rear mech the levers etc...... quality


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:48 pm 
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Hugii 8spd cassette... at least that's what someone told me this is...
One thing is sure, it is very light (180 gramms 12-32).
Anyone here seen this thing before?


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