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Friday, 3 July 2009

Paul Component Engineering

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 StopLights:
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/


Dan O said...

Nice post.

Yeah - Paul makes some really cool stuff. Glad to see this type of small company is still around.

Once - again - you have an insanely nice collection of old bikes and parts.

control valves said...

Thanks for the information, I like your take on blogging.

OLD-METAL said...

Thanks Control Valves

unfortunately i have been busy last week so i am behind on the new posts
will receive some final parts for the Serotta TiMax and will be posting some brand or fellow retrobiker related posts later this month

OLD-METAL said...

@Dan,..thanks for the comment, how is life?

ready for the Yo Eddy post? ;)


Dan O said...


I'm doing fine - busy as usual. I'll get the Yo Eddy posted soon, I hope. Need to pull it out of the garage, fix a flat and fire up the camera.

Check out my latest post. Saw a guy race a cool, home brew Tomac replica Yeti - complete with drop bars.


45Ronin said...

What are vintage Paul Stop Lights worth these days? I'm looking to get some for a Yo bike build. Gracias.

OLD-METAL said...

i thing a nice set would cost you about 100/150 euro