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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:34 pm 
King of the DuckBoard
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They are just works of alloy art. No wonder they cost £200. The workman ship is just perfect


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B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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There were the two versions of these - the ones above with the off centre clamp suited gripshift best, the others with a regular style centered bar clamp suited other style shifters. Mine work great with gripshifters (Presicion Billet, obviously-can't be using anything other than CNC with these levers!)


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 Post subject: BOX - 2 versions?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:58 pm 
retrobike rider
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pete_mcc wrote:
There were the two versions of these - the ones above with the off centre clamp suited gripshift best, the others with a regular style centered bar clamp suited other style shifters. Mine work great with gripshifters (Presicion Billet, obviously-can't be using anything other than CNC with these levers!)


Did not know they came in two version. Can anyone post a picture of that other version?
I agree that my version lookes like it is designed for use with twist shifters.
I did run them with the '96 version of GripShift, the SRT800 if I remember correctly, but still had to move them pretty far inwards to position them so that I could brake with two fingers (at least I believe it is tended to be used as a 2 finger brake, right?).
After this the crash happened with my old XT lever but I agree with Pete: I have to put them back on not tighten the bolt to much so it can move if I crash again .... :wink:

@simon: do you know Danny personally? What is he up to nowadays?


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cchris2lou, tip me the nod please when/if any adjusters are available, got to agree, they do look the mutts. got a build gagging for these, cheers al.


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Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Here is the homepage, of the guy making them .

pretty good i reckon . :wink:

he is hoping to have them done soon . so when he says they are ready I ll ask him .


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cchris2lou wrote:
Here is the homepage, of the guy making them .
pretty good i reckon . :wink:

Wowzers some nice stuff there. Gotta be pretty handy with a lathe to make your own derailleurs... Love the BMX pedals too.


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The pedals are for Kris le rouge of this forum .


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:35 pm 
retrobike rider
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I will put these BOX levers on my bike again, they are to nice to put away in box somehwere in the garage...

(anyone find a picture of that other version (as not for v-brakes?))

but....

YESSSSS!

I did finally find some Altek levers! 8)
(thanks to SuperE on mtbr.com - thanks Eric)

I'll make a new topic for that :wink:


(I'll leave my signature since I can always use another set I suppose :wink: )


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 Post subject: BOX levers non V?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:25 pm 
retrobike rider
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No one has a picture of the 'normal' version - not being the gripshift version?

the V non-V (see previous post) was a misunderstanding.... :oops:

I really wonder what they look like... (the 'normal' version that is :wink: )


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