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Fable 09-30-07 08:05 AM

avid speed dial 7
 
iend bought but decided to go with hydrosI've got a chance to pick up a NIB (new in box) set of these for VERY cheap. Friend bought new but went with hydros instead. I run a set of Deore levers(only) on my single speed. I have no real problem w/the deore levers but for $15 a new in box set of of Avid speed dial 7 would look cool.
my problem is I hate to waste good parts for the sake of getting new crap. Is there a legitament perfeormence gain to be had? I run avid bb7 mechs on the ss.
sorry for the bad typing, my muscle relaxers are kicking in and I can see straight let alone type.

Edit Jesus I am wasted. At least my upper back isno longerr spasming. I should just go lie down.. Goog luck reading this.

probable556 09-30-07 06:08 PM


Originally Posted by Fable (Post 5361803)
iend bought but decided to go with hydrosI've got a chance to pick up a NIB (new in box) set of these for VERY cheap. Friend bought new but went with hydros instead. I run a set of Deore levers(only) on my single speed. I have no real problem w/the deore levers but for $15 a new in box set of of Avid speed dial 7 would look cool.
my problem is I hate to waste good parts for the sake of getting new crap. Is there a legitament perfeormence gain to be had? I run avid bb7 mechs on the ss.
sorry for the bad typing, my muscle relaxers are kicking in and I can see straight let alone type.

Edit Jesus I am wasted. At least my upper back isno longerr spasming. I should just go lie down.. Goog luck reading this.

Your post is worthless. Get your sh*t together.

Fable 09-30-07 10:45 PM


Originally Posted by probable556 (Post 5364121)
Your post is worthless. Get your sh*t together.

Good idea. Consider my sh*t currently all present and accounted for. I had no idea it was that bad. Those damn pills just snuck up on me. After this brilliant previous post I staggered to bed and slept till about noon. Muscle had loosened while I slept. I hate to see anyone try to do anything on these here Soma tabs. The bottle said may cause drowsiness but stupified staggering around... well there is no mention of that. Sorry people, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Try to compose a question while the keys wander around the keyboard.
I'd still be interested in your thoughts on the Avid Speed Dial 7 levers. They are new, under or around a case of beer (friends a bit of a drinker) and they are slightly more attractive than the black Deore levers currently taking up bar space. That's really the only upside I can see,looks. Do I really want to be out a case of delicious beer (actually four 6 packs 'cause the stuff doesn't actually come in cases) to look a little cooler in the brake lever region? The affected brakes would be Avid BB7s. The bike is a rigid SS.

mtnbk3000 09-30-07 10:47 PM

get em, they are great if you were going new i would say go fr-5, because i ahve the speed dial sevens and i don't use anything but the barrel adjusters and the actuall lever its self, to tell you the truth i think that the red thing is to change the distance the lever is from the bar but im not sure.

streetlightpoet 09-30-07 11:25 PM

I can't make a direct comparison, but I can say that speed dials that came on a used bike I purchased is what made me realize that there actually can be a perceptible difference in components such as a brake lever.

croscoe 10-01-07 01:17 AM


Originally Posted by streetlightpoet (Post 5365815)
I can't make a direct comparison, but I can say that speed dials that came on a used bike I purchased is what made me realize that there actually can be a perceptible difference in components such as a brake lever.

Same here.

MulletArgyleman 10-01-07 01:30 AM


Originally Posted by Fable (Post 5361803)
iend bought but decided to go with hydrosI've got a chance to pick up a NIB (new in box) set of these for VERY cheap. Friend bought new but went with hydros instead. I run a set of Deore levers(only) on my single speed. I have no real problem w/the deore levers but for $15 a new in box set of of Avid speed dial 7 would look cool.
my problem is I hate to waste good parts for the sake of getting new crap. Is there a legitament perfeormence gain to be had? I run avid bb7 mechs on the ss.
sorry for the bad typing, my muscle relaxers are kicking in and I can see straight let alone type.

Edit Jesus I am wasted. At least my upper back isno longerr spasming. I should just go lie down.. Goog luck reading this.

$15? go for it:p!

Fable 10-01-07 07:30 AM


Originally Posted by mtnbk3000 (Post 5365679)
get em, they are great if you were going new i would say go fr-5, because i ahve the speed dial sevens and i don't use anything but the barrel adjusters and the actuall lever its self, to tell you the truth i think that the red thing is to change the distance the lever is from the bar but im not sure.

The reach adjust is located behind the main body of the brake lever. The red dial may or may not adjust lever feel, and possibly modulation. I'll most likely get them as old childhood actions have been recalled driving the price to free or one measly bottle of delicious beer. Long story.


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