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Old 2009-07-29, 12:55 AM   #31
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Old 2009-07-29, 12:59 AM   #32
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b.King, your picture doesn't show up!

For the Muni riders with a brake, Is the brake lever adapter really useful or the brake is still easy to grab without it?
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Old 2009-07-29, 01:20 AM   #33
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oops here it is:

and for the brake lever, I've never had a problem just holding it with my ring finger (or ring+middle if i need more power). Never tried an adapter though
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Old 2009-07-29, 01:24 AM   #34
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oops here it is:
Cool! I see that you dont have a spooner or a brake lever extention, does it stills easy to brake without a spooner or something?
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Old 2009-07-29, 02:51 AM   #35
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Cool! I see that you dont have a spooner or a brake lever extention, does it stills easy to brake without a spooner or something?
+1 isnt it hard to use your brake with out a spooner or brake lever extention. I've tryed with out my Delta (http://www.unicycle.co.nz/View.php?a...eltaBrakeLever) but always have problems trying to grab the thing.

and for those that want to know if a brake is easy to use or not, They are very easy just dont pull it up hard and you'll be fine I know I found out the hard way
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Old 2009-07-29, 06:44 AM   #36
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I do not have much experience with my brake yet but I have tried riding steep technical downhills without a spooner and the main problem is that you can easily slip off the lever when riding through bumps and over roots without it and that's something you don't want to happen. A spooner definitely helps preventing this.
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Old 2009-07-29, 07:39 AM   #37
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I find uni brakes are only really useful for controlling speed on fairly flat sections before and after jumps.

Over bumps and roots, even with a Spooner, it is easier to use leg power than get involved in the mental stress of trying to calculate ever-changing grip levels while modulating a brake lever with one finger and holding a handle with the rest of your hand while the whole thing is being bounced around.

If you can do this then you are a better man than me (which, admittedly, is not saying much ).
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Old 2009-07-29, 08:06 AM   #38
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I do not have much experience with my brake yet but I have tried riding steep technical downhills without a spooner and the main problem is that you can easily slip off the lever when riding through bumps and over roots without it and that's something you don't want to happen. A spooner definitely helps preventing this.
Yea I have a spooner but it doesnt fit on my brake because the curves way to much, and I cut some of the curvyness of and my spooner still didnt fit right or it would slip of on downhills
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Old 2009-07-29, 09:37 AM   #39
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I find uni brakes are only really useful for controlling speed on fairly flat sections before and after jumps.

Over bumps and roots, even with a Spooner, it is easier to use leg power than get involved in the mental stress of trying to calculate ever-changing grip levels while modulating a brake lever with one finger and holding a handle with the rest of your hand while the whole thing is being bounced around.

If you can do this then you are a better man than me (which, admittedly, is not saying much ).
I was used to do it the same way but I am experimenting with crank lengths now and with the 137s you can't use your leg power only. In addition to that the brake takes some of the strength issues from downhill riding and adds a more technical aspect which I really like.

And you are completely right, it's not an easy skill to pull up the handle while braking with one (or more) fingers but it is possible for sure.
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Old 2009-07-29, 02:15 PM   #40
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Thanks guys, if I find to hard to use it I'll make a spooner for my brake
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Old 2009-07-29, 04:24 PM   #41
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Here's mine. I usually have the older model hs33 with spooner on there, but my crossover broke a couple days ago. Anyway.

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Old 2009-07-29, 04:54 PM   #42
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Cool! That Muni trail looks fun, well, that part of it How did you break your crossover??
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Old 2009-07-29, 07:17 PM   #43
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Mine is broken atm too. My maggie crossover snagged in a bit of brush and snapped.
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Old 2009-07-29, 08:19 PM   #44
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As promised, here comes KH jr:

KH24 from 2007
Everything stock except
-TryAll regular seat post
-some single bolt clamp
-BBB bell
-KH brake mount
-magura HS33
-KH spooner (I really recommend this one for long and/or steep downhills)
-Nokian Gazzaloddi 24x3
-KH moment 125/150 cranks (I usually have the 137 on though)
And as you can see I stripped the frame on this one too.

Last pic shows the two brothers together.
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Old 2009-07-29, 08:39 PM   #45
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Here's mine. I usually have the older model hs33 with spooner on there, but my crossover broke a couple days ago. Anyway.

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Specs...

Fusion Freeride saddle
KH adjustable seatpost
KH doublebolt clamp
KH08 frame(thinking about stripping it)
KH08 wheelset
Intense 24x3.0 tire
165 Moments
Wellgo mg1s in blue
cool uni. that trail does look like fun

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As promised, here comes KH jr:

KH24 from 2007
Everything stock except
-TryAll regular seat post
-some single bolt clamp
-BBB bell
-KH brake mount
-magura HS33
-KH spooner (I really recommend this one for long and/or steep downhills)
-Nokian Gazzaloddi 24x3
-KH moment 125/150 cranks (I usually have the 137 on though)
And as you can see I stripped the frame on this one too.

Last pic shows the two brothers together.
Cool as I really want a guni but to poor.
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