Friday, 3 July 2009
Today I received some Paul Components StopLight canti brakes combined with MoonUnits, which are the cable hangers.
This is time to tell something more about the PAUL COMP parts i have.
The arms are machined from billet 6061-T6 aluminum alloy with a 3.5" length. The upper 70mm are based on a 12.5mm diameter cylinder bent outward at 25mm from the bottom of this section of the arm. The remaining 45mm have the front face milled away leaving it flat, and have three holes drilled through this upper section to reduce weight. The lower 25mm has an 11mm slot milled through it that is 1/4" (6.35mm) wide for the brake pad holder (eyebolt) to pass through and adjust up and down. At the bottom of the arm is a base, again machined from the same single piece of aluminum, that is 19mm (1/2") wide, 21.3mm hugh and 16.3mm deep. This base incorporates the pivot for the arm and supports the spring.
Some other parts are the Thumbies
These are mounts which allow you to use shifters from shimano and are a great alternative to the XT thumbshifters.
These are shifter mounts designed to be used with indexed bar end (aka barcon) shifters from Shimano, Campagnolo, or SRAM. These indexed shifters are readily available in 8, 9, and 10-speed, and most have a friction option for everything else.
I have mounted these Thumbies on the Serotta TiMax.
On that same Serotta I am using the silver Paul rear derrailleur, i have used this same derrailleur on the ATX from 96 and it still works fine although i had to replace 1 part,which is gold coloured but i will make this silver
On the Other Serotta, The ATX, i have the Lovelevers, Motolite V-brakes and the front and rear derrailleurs.
I used the same LoveLevers on the Yo Eddy , but these were black/Silver
I also had a rasta rear derrailleur -> http://old-metal.blogspot.com/2009/01/if-bob-marley-would-be-into-retro.html
Rasta was once very cool ;)
the fun thing about the Paul Comp company is the fact that if you need to know something and you email the company, because it is still alive and kicking, chances are big that Paul answers the email himself ;)
I think that is sooo cool..
If you are fast you can visit Paul this coming 4th of July, they have got their 20years anniversary party then
And pay his site a visit, they still make the coolest and best parts available
Other related posts:
-> Rasta Derrailleur
-> Paul front Derrailleur conversion kits
-> The Yo Eddy with the Love Levers
Paul Company website : http://www.paulcomp.com/
Posted by OLD-METAL at 14:14