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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:12 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:01 pm
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Location: Suffolk
Hey ho,

As part of my now slowing tarting up of the old girl, it's time to get some new brake levers.
I'm using Dia Comp Advantage 5's atm which are fine, if a little wobbly (and they're black, whereas I need silver).

Was looking at some SS-5's for sale at the mo, but just wondering if I should consider anything else. Don't like the look of the Campag levers, and XT's seem a little to obvious. This is to use with 987's by the way.
I'm not into the look of the cnc stuff Kooka/Paul etc, but am looking for something nice, and something lightweight.

XC pro maybe? Or Chicken Stix? Are they any good?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:16 am 
Retro Guru

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Location: Ghent, Belgium
Ritchey WCS?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:46 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

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X-lite Chicken Stix look OK but I never really rated them for actual performance.

I'd look at Dia Compe SS5 or SS7...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:58 pm 
Old School GrandMaster | Rider
Old School GrandMaster | Rider
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Yes, SS5 levers, or Ritchey ones arent too bad either but arent they just Diacompe levers anyway? cant remember. X Lite arent anything special especially for the price they go for these days.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:12 pm 
Retro Guru

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Ritchey are Dia Compe indeed but with nicer looks. ;-)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:43 pm 
Old School Hero

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Cheers all.

I just went with some SS5 MKII's that were in the for sale section.

Now, what's next on the list...


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