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 Post subject: Brakes, i bent mine so need new ones, german sites etc
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:26 pm 
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SO down at triscombe today i came off and somehow managed to bend both brake levers

we bodged them straight again but i need to sort them out.

i have been looking to get some shimano XT's m785 for a while so i think this will be an opportunity to justify the expense.

i know a few of you use the german sites to pick up parts like this as they are considerably cheaper than most uk places.

jim25 said his turned up with the levers the right way round, was this more luck than anything else or do some of the german sites offer them round the right way uk style?

whats that ? you want some pics? ok

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god only knows how i did it, i gently slid out to the floor on a corner.

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 Post subject: Re: brakes, i bent mine so need new ones, german sites etc
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:01 pm 
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No idea how you did that! if you do resort to buying abroad you can swap the hoses easily enough without needing a bleed just undo them at the lever pull out swap round tighten up again.. let me know what price you find though first - don't want to have to make a habit of it but would rather I supplied than someone else even if it's break even territory!


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 Post subject: Re: brakes, i bent mine so need new ones, german sites etc
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:52 pm 
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I know it's a little late for advice, but I never tighten up my levers and shifters quite all the way. They don't move in normal operation, but if I have a crash they'll spin rather than bend/break. Give it a go when you've sorted out some new ones, it's not as scary as it sounds ;)


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 Post subject: Re: brakes, i bent mine so need new ones, german sites etc
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:17 am 
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These ones?
http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/shim ... aid:515727

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 Post subject: Re: brakes, i bent mine so need new ones, german sites etc
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:23 am 
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I got mine here: http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k495/a ... 26&cr=GBP# but like Rose Bikes they're out of stock at the moment. I did have to switch the hoses though but it was a 10 minute job and very easy, especially if you do all your own stuff like you do.
You had good weather for the day, stayed overcast but didn't rain while I was down there yesterday.


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 Post subject: Re: brakes, i bent mine so need new ones, german sites etc
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:26 am 
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VW-surfbum wrote:


they are the ones

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 Post subject: Re: brakes, i bent mine so need new ones, german sites etc
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:06 am 
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How on earth did you manage this? Lol proper jealous mate. Sounds like you guys had a blast!


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 Post subject: Re: brakes, i bent mine so need new ones, german sites etc
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:17 am 
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bigbrad wrote:
How on earth did you manage this? Lol proper jealous mate. Sounds like you guys had a blast!


you would have loved it so much stuff to send yourself down!

i think the levers bent due to me having them so tight on the bars but i still don't understand what i hit

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 Post subject: Re: brakes, i bent mine so need new ones, german sites etc
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:20 am 
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I got some experience from german sites. I bought LX cranks from bike-discount.de.
The cranks had tiny hair cracks at the bottom where the pedal
inserts are.Their customer support was very good and I can recommend them.
At the end I kept the cranks as it turned out these were manufacturing marks
and every set have them.


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 Post subject: Re: brakes, i bent mine so need new ones, german sites etc
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:42 am 
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Cheers peter i'll check them out too

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 Post subject: Re: brakes, i bent mine so need new ones, german sites etc
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:45 am 
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peterfb wrote:
I got some experience from german sites. I bought LX cranks from bike-discount.de.
The cranks had tiny hair cracks at the bottom where the pedal
inserts are.Their customer support was very good and I can recommend them.
At the end I kept the cranks as it turned out these were manufacturing marks
and every set have them.


£137 delivered for these :D


http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k495/a ... e-tec.html

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 Post subject: Re: brakes, i bent mine so need new ones, german sites etc
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:28 am 
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nwmlarge wrote:
peterfb wrote:
I got some experience from german sites. I bought LX cranks from bike-discount.de.
The cranks had tiny hair cracks at the bottom where the pedal
inserts are.Their customer support was very good and I can recommend them.
At the end I kept the cranks as it turned out these were manufacturing marks
and every set have them.


£137 delivered for these :D



http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k495/a ... e-tec.html


Can't comment on prices:) But their service desk is Ok if you ever buy something from them
and experince issues. In comparison CC service desk did not have a clue
that Lx cranks had that issue in general:)


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 Post subject: Re: brakes, i bent mine so need new ones, german sites etc
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:53 pm 
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Fair enough good to know

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 Post subject: Re: brakes, i bent mine so need new ones, german sites etc
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:54 pm 
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They use DPD for delivery too so you shouldn't have any problems, unlike DHL/HDNL/Yodel who seem to lose parcels for a week and then deliver them with the box all smashed up. Got my XT's for £141 from bike-discount.de, wouldn't say the free-stroke was worth the extra few pounds though over SLX.


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 Post subject: Re: brakes, i bent mine so need new ones, german sites etc
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:10 pm 
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Thats what i figured looking at the slx with the ice tech pads

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