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    Paul neo cantis, what lever?

    Hi.

    I work as a messenger in sweden. We got some terrible winters here (atleast we use to) and last year after a day at work my hands was completely exhaused from squeesing that sti lever all day without slowing down..

    This year i got a new bike with paul neo cantis and wondering what lever to choose to get the best possible set up. Im going singlespeed this year and dont know much bout cablepull and mechanical advantage etc.

    Can any1 fill me in on a couple of good alternetives for drop bar levers wif the pauls?
    Also im getting ceramic rims, what koolstop brakepads for winter / rain? salmon or the green (recommended for ceramic)?

    thx

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    my limited knowledge should be taken with a grain of salt:

    what is your most preferred bar position? hoods? you can get short pull levers or in-line cable parts to adjust the pull but if you are on the hoods you might try bullhorns and time trial levers, i think they make some for canti brake pull.

    salmon pads are meant for rain, but if you have ceramic rims i'd get green anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post

    you might try bullhorns and time trial levers, i think they make some for canti brake pull.
    salmon pads are meant for rain, but if you have ceramic rims i'd get green anyway.
    Hi thx for response.
    Yes preferred position is definetly on the hoods, id say about 90%. Hmm bullhorns, im getting an independant fabrications planet cross, i just cant do that to the frame no matter how much my hands hurt last winter frame deservers a classic drop bar. Ill try the short pull and c how it goes. Im thinking of tektro 200a atleast they are really cheap if they suck..

    Green pads, yeah i guess going wif mavics recomendation is best way to start.
    Ill post a pic when shes done (hopefully w/o bullhorns )

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    The paul's use standard road levers, as all canti's do, so you can choose any road brake lever.

    You got the tektros, cane creek's version of the tektros, shimano sumpim'-or-other and some dia compe models. I don't like dia-compe because I don't like how the cables get routed into them. The shimano levers are very nice if you like a more traditional shape (not shaped like brifters at all), the tektro's are bulkier and apparently are shaped much like campy ergo levers, and they have built in quick release buttons which is nice.

    I like the tektros a lot except a pair I had, somehow the binder bolts got stripped and I could not remove the lvers. I had to cut my bar in half to get them off the bike. I didn't cross-thread them either, they were installed and I was setting up the bike so I was loosening and tightening them a few times, and the last time I did it the bolts stuck and just caused the nuts to turn around on the binding band. So... tektros are nice but watch the bolts(?).

    The only time you need to worry about non-standard is when you're using full-sized v-brakes in which case there are only 2 road brake levers out there designed to work with them.

    As for pads, I dunno anything about ceramic. I'd go to kool stop's website.
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    Any road lever will work, I like Tektro levers. They are cheap, and good quality. The same thing as Cane Creak without the branding. For a cross lever I've been using Salsa levers, which I'm quite happy with and seem to be a bit better quality than the cheap (15 euro) Tektro levers which they replaced.

    Why ceramic rims? I don't think Kool Stop makes a wet weather pad for ceramic rims. Any way. you'll kill the rims really quickly due to all the salt, sand, and road grime wearing them down when you brake. I use regular Open Pro rims with Kool Stop Salmon and replace the rims every year or two. They are cheap enough at 40 euro apiece.

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    I heard good thing about ceramic rims and i think they look good.
    Paid 450 usd for duraace wheelset wif open pro ceramic incl shipping. was a good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuscanySwe View Post
    I heard good thing about ceramic rims and i think they look good.
    Paid 450 usd for duraace wheelset wif open pro ceramic incl shipping. was a good deal.
    Where from?

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    bought em in january. Maybe they were less expensive then or i got lucky cause invoice said 450ish..

    http://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/display/25380/10

    still pretty cheap tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuscanySwe View Post
    bought em in january. Maybe they were less expensive then or i got lucky cause invoice said 450ish..

    http://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/display/25380/10

    still pretty cheap tho.
    What about VAT and customs duties?

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    guess i dident pay vat since shipped to different state (have a brother in new york). He took em back to sweden with him last time he was here. Guess he forgot to declare them in customs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuscanySwe View Post
    guess i dident pay vat since shipped to different state (have a brother in new york). He took em back to sweden with him last time he was here. Guess he forgot to declare them in customs?
    Oh, I thought you had them shipped to Sweden.

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