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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:23 pm 
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Been in the garage giving the Yeti a darn good clean after the excellent ride in the HoNC when I noticed this on the Moots ss. I've seen pictures of this once before, some guy on STW (I think) posted a pic but I put it down to him over tightening the clamp bolts... perhaps not eh? Anyway, I use Moots ti risers and previously used Easton Carbon Monkeylites so have never dared over tighten the bolts and yet here we have the crack. :cry: I think I've had these brakes for about a year.

I've just sent pics to Hopetech, let's see what they have to say.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:33 pm 
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it was someone else on here as i remember it . it was during the winter and it was thought to be a result of the freezing wind rushing over it

certainly a design flaw


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:37 pm 
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Do you remember him posting any outcome Perry?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:50 pm 
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afraid not

im sure whoever it was will spot this though . quite a few responses and possible causes

id be very surprised if hope doesnt know about it by now


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:53 pm 
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found it for you

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... hope+crack


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:18 pm 
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Thanks for that Perry, very interesting. Even more interesting will be what Hope have to say about it...


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The guys at Hope are cool, I reckon you'll be fine with getting it sorted out. Let us know.


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Hope replaced my master cylinder under warranty.. No quibbles. Leisure lakes sorted it all for me. :wink:


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the old fashioned steel band worked perfectly and could bent to create a more collar like clamp ,whereas these sculpted alloy castings cannot bend and just crack if the bolt is overtightened

And i imagine the weight difference is only a couple of grams


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:02 pm 
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The guys at Hope came good 8) . Posted the lever / master cylinder assembly on Tuesday, new lever assembly arrived today and is now installed, bled and ready to go!

Thanks Hopetech. :D


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