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    Dahon MUSL on her upgrade

    Got some upgrade for her bike lately.....and wondering why i am buying these when her bike travel not more than 200km since its purchase~~

    1) Answer Carbon Handle Bar
    2) Carbon bar end
    3) KCNC V-brake
    4) Jetsteam P8 handle post (3 inch shorter than the MUSL standard one)
    5) Jetstream XP seat post
    6) Jagwire cables all round

    Currently the bike weights around 9kg (including everything you see in the picture), i hope to see it goes to the range of 8.5kg or lower~

    Until i have some time to take it outside, please enjoy the indoor picture for now~










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    Mu pr0n! Thanks!

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    As usual your work is a pleasure to view! Thanks! Those KCNC brake sets are serious money. You are a dedicated man. Has she married you yet? If not she is slow...
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    Is that Corina's bike, Juan Pablo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    As usual your work is a pleasure to view! Thanks! Those KCNC brake sets are serious money. You are a dedicated man. Has she married you yet? If not she is slow...
    Thanks Jur~

    I beleive the time will come around April 08 when she officially becomes my other half~

    The brakes are great in terms of look and performance, and the design is very nicely done with some smart idea on weight saving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Boy View Post
    Is that Corina's bike, Juan Pablo?


    Perhaps yes~~.hahahaa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalato View Post
    Mu pr0n! Thanks!

    --sam
    So if you get turned on, get a MUSL now!!!!

    JP~

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    Sweet. Mother. Of.

    Dang, now I want to do my Curve too.

    Er, upgrade my Curve, I mean.
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    Nice bike! *drool*

    I especially think those break levers and calipers are wicked (looks light too!)... how well do they perform?

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    Quote Originally Posted by psykoocycle View Post
    Nice bike! *drool*

    I especially think those break levers and calipers are wicked (looks light too!)... how well do they perform?

    The KCNC brake are very ridgid and tight fit, they might feel sort of easy to break before the installation, but once everything hooked up, they are surprisingly rock solid! I specially admire the effort they put in during the design stage, tehre are some nice touches on the calipers to enhance the weight reduction over the normal V-brake we see in the market.

    The brake pads are made of three different layer of plastic, but since its still new, the brake performance is yet to be determined. Perhaps when the first layer of the brake pad fade away, a more detail report can be provided~
    JP~

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    Sweet pix! Thanks.

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    Lovely bike. Where did you get your one piece Prolite Handlepost? I have been trying to buy one (actually the longer one that you have removed) for a year with no success

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerhawes View Post
    Lovely bike. Where did you get your one piece Prolite Handlepost? I have been trying to buy one (actually the longer one that you have removed) for a year with no success
    Here in Hong Kong (China), some of the bike shop will strip down some bike models and sell them out bit by bit.

    In my case, it was an original handlepost from a Jetstream P8 (just straight off from a new bike)...and i bought it for around US$60 (bargin!!)

    I am only 5"6 (and my fiancee is only 5"1 -tiny) so the original handlepost just way too tall for both of us~

    This is so far the best and most effective changes on her MUSL (for me at least), it makes the riding position so much better

    JP~

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    kcnc

    JP, are the KCNC brakes available in HK? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by bangkok View Post
    JP, are the KCNC brakes available in HK? Thanks
    Yeah.....some shop still has it~~~

    JP~

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    I'm going to get a set of KCNC and have a HK trip in 2 weeks. Can you advise which bikeshop so I can contact them? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by bangkok View Post
    I'm going to get a set of KCNC and have a HK trip in 2 weeks. Can you advise which bikeshop so I can contact them? Thanks

    I only have the shop name in Chinese (i am not sure if the shop has any English name).

    But i do have their contact numbers: (852) 27775260 (i am not sure also if the shop keeper speak English or not)
    Address is this: 21 Yiu Tung Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong

    The listed price of the KCNC brake at that shop is about US$410, but you can always bargin in Hong Kong, how much you can bargin depends on your skills i guess~~

    Hope these info helps you in getting a nice brake set~

    JP~

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    JP, thanks much. I called him and he doesn't speak English. I'll ask my friend in HK to call him next week, and have also asked KCNC TW for a list of HK dealers.

    The $412 price you paid isn't bad as they list for $490.

    The full set weighs only 245g (2 levers, 2 brakes), compared for example to Extralite (Italy) brakes at 260g for $682, or "normal" brakes like Shimano XTR's (which are awesome stoppers) at 590g for $330. The extra cost to cut 350g is worthwhile; though who needs logic if you just like them and want them on your bike!

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    kcnc brakes

    Also found a lively thread on the kcnc brakes at MTB forums:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?p=3046464

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    Quote Originally Posted by bangkok View Post
    JP, thanks much. I called him and he doesn't speak English. I'll ask my friend in HK to call him next week, and have also asked KCNC TW for a list of HK dealers.

    The $412 price you paid isn't bad as they list for $490.

    The full set weighs only 245g (2 levers, 2 brakes), compared for example to Extralite (Italy) brakes at 260g for $682, or "normal" brakes like Shimano XTR's (which are awesome stoppers) at 590g for $330. The extra cost to cut 350g is worthwhile; though who needs logic if you just like them and want them on your bike!

    The US$412 was its listed price (i got it at even cheaper than that )

    Yes, i also compared those with Extralite...but the price is almost double the KCNC~ so in the end, i got this set of brakes~

    By the way, the KCNC V-brake has two versions, the difference between the two version are as follow:
    1) New version has an extra anodized red screw on the brake lever for travel adjustment (old version does not come with that)
    2) Brake pad material are of three different color (Old version brake pad is pure black)

    The shop that i mentioned b4 should be selling all the new version of the brakeset, but just watch out when you go there~

    JP~
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    Now all you need are Tune cranks and you'll be down to 17 pounds. Did you actually save any weight with those bars? I worry about carbon on a folder since they get banged around a fair amount.

    I often leave mine at coat check counters. Who knows what happens to the bike after that.

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