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Well, wound up getting $150 brake levers for $15

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  1. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    And yes I know they are in purple ano. 1996 Avid Speed Dial Ultimates.
     

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  2. grundy

    grundy Chimp

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    I had a pair of those (not in purple though) that I liked - except I kept cutting the backs of my fingers on the insides of the levers.

    The two part clamp is sweet though.
     
  3. RhinofromWA

    RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    Those are awsome......

    Even in Purple. Not going to see many other bikes rocking those! :)
     
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    splat Nam I am

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    Man how can you do that ! they clash with the pedals !
     
  5. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Sweet deal! I picked up a $250 fork the other day for $3!

    SCORE!



    :think:
     
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    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    It is about time to bring back the purple anno.
     
  7. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    hey that is what is on my Wifes Hard tail !

    so is that garage door real wood ? or Plastic with an insulation fill ?
     
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    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    I have a pair of those in red. Had to stop using them when they quit making suspension forks drilled for cantis.:mumble:
     
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    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    I bet real wood, but then it begs the question: What type of tubes are in it? And are there two doors? Is a wok hiding behind them?
     
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    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Where's the fire extinguisher??? :confused: :)
     
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    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    :stupid: What if you're cooking in the wok and the door catches fire?
     
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    RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    Can't you adjust them enough to work with V's and modern Mech Disks? Looks like he is. :think:
     
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    When did Avid Speed Dials cost $150?
     
  14. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    Do those work well with your brakes? I figured that since they are canti levers, they wouldn't work well (or necessarily at all) with V-brakes or mech discs.
     
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    RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    Didn't the dial allow you to move the cable stop way out to the end of the adjustment so you could run V's (or terrible feelign Canti's with way to little leverage)

    Maybe they "kinda" worked and pople bought the correct levers instead. I remember there being a large amoutn of adjustment on the levers (roommate in college had them) but the better question is was it enough pull to match the requirements of the V's :think:
     
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    they are the speed dial ultimates. the new versions still cost $150. I can't see how it would be worth it but regardless they look pretty sweet.
     
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    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Insulated aluminum.
     
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    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    They work very well.
     
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    coulda sold you mine, but it is in the dumpster of despair.
    those levers are hot, people just don't understand the power of purple. Had an 06 purple Y-11 (which the above fork came off of). Damn that was fine looking bike...
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Do you think I got ripped off? ;)
     
  21. Rockland

    Rockland Turbo Monkey

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    The hot ticket in '94 was to get a set of Grafton cranks in purple ano. You had a buddy get a set in another color, and you each swap one arm. :cool: :rolleyes: In retrospect our bikes looked real dumb.