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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:43 pm 
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I seem to recall those OEM versions felt crap on the Kona's in the shop that year.
For me that was at a time when the bubble was about to burst for mountain biking, market pressure was actual downgrading the quality in favour of cheap aesthetic biased parts.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:50 am 
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pete_mcc wrote:
Here's the nasty Kona ones:

Every set on every bike we sold had to be replaced. In the end we took them off before the bikes went out on the shop floor.


Why was that then?


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They were made of the softest alloy known to man, all the spanner flats deformed, the levers bent, the blades became too loose with very little use, the stainless steel pad holders couldn't stop slipping on the canti....


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What does OEM stand for?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:59 pm 
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Location: Behind you with the duct tape pulled out.
oem = original equipment


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& the M?
I've got a set of spd's with (OEM not for retails sales) on the box what would that mean?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:59 pm 
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Tc wrote:
What does OEM stand for?


Original Equipment Manufacture.

In other words, parts fitted but not manufactured by the maker, usually associated with air or oil filters, headlamps, windscreens etc on cars / vans / lorries etc.

OEM parts are different from say Shimano parts or maybe tyres, as you can buy the same things from a shop.


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