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    I'd imagine that a tight braid would act like a spring where as a loose braid would maintain the original length. Perhaps an alternative to braiding would be to put a light twist into the three strands.

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    Well, I just got my KS lev back and am debating whether to put it back on. The temps have dropped in the NE and my ridding temps are now usually sub 30oF. Rumors are that these post don't work well in cold temps. Any truth to this?
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    A little slower on the return, but working fine her in Central VT with below freezing temps

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
    A little slower on the return, but working fine her in Central VT with below freezing temps
    That is great news. Back on it goes!!!
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    Went on a ride yesterday at 10degrees and my seat started to not stick halfway through my ride. Now it moves by hand up an inch plus and down an inch plus.?.

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    Actually I can press it all the way down

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    Quote Originally Posted by slyfink View Post
    anyone know if the LEV Integra utilizes the kevlar cable from the "regular" LEV? Seems like the weak spot in this design and I'm tired of getting it fixed.... would consider upgrading to the Integra if it does away with this feature....
    In case anyone is interested, and for future reference, the Integra still has the kevlar cord. I just got confirmation from KS via email.
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    ^That doesn't make sense. The cable enters straight into the bottom of the post, right? Maybe it's a short length of cord that makes a straight shot from the cable to the mechanism? Still, it just doesn't seem necessary with the Integra design.
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    ^That's what I thought too. Kinda dissapointed. I had the LEV cable come loose 4x in the past year. It's a pain in the @ss. I'm sending it to KS over the winter, and I'll give it a try next year. If it's not improved, perhaps an internally routed Thompson is in my future...
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    Ha! You're kidding me. Sorry, I'm a newbie and fascinated by the tech that goes into a bike. It's a beautiful thing. Awesome bike by the way. Absolutely gorgeous.

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    Sheesh, I am having the worst luck with companies standing behind their products lately. This story- 2013 Pivot 429 with upgrades including the LEV. 3 weeks in, Kevlar cable quites.

    Sent it to KS with the repair authorization, no response. 2 email requests to confirm receipt- no response.

    I emailed Pivot and asked if they could try to find out if KS at least received it- the dood at Pivot e-mailed me that KS says they didn't get it- but still no response from KS.

    I tracked the Shipping- and in fact- KS received my LEV on November 15th.

    2 more emails to KS- no response.

    It's frustrating because when they don't respond when you are polite and respectful, they say you are at fault when you stop being polite and respectful- which I haven't done yet.

    But honestly- for F's sake, an email saying they'ere looking for it would go a long way right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vibrato View Post
    Sheesh, I am having the worst luck with companies standing behind their products lately. This story- 2013 Pivot 429 with upgrades including the LEV. 3 weeks in, Kevlar cable quites.

    Sent it to KS with the repair authorization, no response. 2 email requests to confirm receipt- no response.

    I emailed Pivot and asked if they could try to find out if KS at least received it- the dood at Pivot e-mailed me that KS says they didn't get it- but still no response from KS.

    I tracked the Shipping- and in fact- KS received my LEV on November 15th.

    2 more emails to KS- no response.

    It's frustrating because when they don't respond when you are polite and respectful, they say you are at fault when you stop being polite and respectful- which I haven't done yet.

    But honestly- for F's sake, an email saying they'ere looking for it would go a long way right now.
    You using the contact form on the website or Ricks personal email. Most people deal with him directly. I have no idea if this email is current: rtaylor1@cox.net
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    Anyone else have trouble putting the top bushing back in after removing the cartridge from the body?
    Their video shows it just 'falling in' which can't be actual, considering it takes a definite pull to dislodge with the copper keys on the way out...

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    Mystery solved... The du bush had come out of the silver collar.
    Second disassembly the du bush and collar came out in one go.
    My post was very slow to return, followed a thread on the older post, someone had increased the inside diameter of the silver collar when the du bush is out. I did the same and now the action is nice and smooth. Risk of increasing play but it needs to return quickly..

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
    A little slower on the return, but working fine her in Central VT with below freezing temps
    I have a Lev on all my bikes and had no problems until now.
    I installed a Lev on my Fat Bike and it will not work at any temp. under 25 deg. I think it gets frozen. So now I'm going to take it off until Spring.
    Now dropper for the Winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattsavage View Post
    You using the contact form on the website or Ricks personal email. Most people deal with him directly. I have no idea if this email is current: rtaylor1@cox.net
    Got an e-mail Friday- they found it! Sweet news to my ears!
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    My first dropper is on the way! And it's a Lev 125!

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    My first dropper. KS Lev 125mm, I bought it from Artscyclery as part of the Black Friday deal.
    Long story short, I just installed it. It hasn't even seen a dirt! First thing I noticed, it goes up on its own without touching the lever when dropped. And when fully extended and I sit down, it drops about an inch. WTF is this !@#$? I'm still gonna test ride it tomorrow "hoping" it can still work somehow. But !@#$, I'm beyond frustrated.

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    Sounds like you need to fine tune the cable connection... Make sure it's trimmed off well so it's not interfering with the return position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toingtoing View Post
    My first dropper. KS Lev 125mm, I bought it from Artscyclery as part of the Black Friday deal.
    Long story short, I just installed it. It hasn't even seen a dirt! First thing I noticed, it goes up on its own without touching the lever when dropped. And when fully extended and I sit down, it drops about an inch. WTF is this !@#$? I'm still gonna test ride it tomorrow "hoping" it can still work somehow. But !@#$, I'm beyond frustrated.
    Sounds like you might have too much tension. Did you leave 22mm of inner line longer than the cable housing and install the hook correctly? Check to make sure the barbed ferrule is seated on the cable junction box cover correctly. Pull down on the cable put the junction box in and then seat the barbed ferrule in the slot on top of the junction box cover.

    It sounds to me like you have so much tension that seatpost isn't staying locked. Did you make sure to give yourself enough free line to turn the handlebars all the way in both directions without pulling on the line?

    Hope that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toingtoing View Post
    My first dropper. KS Lev 125mm, I bought it from Artscyclery as part of the Black Friday deal.
    Long story short, I just installed it. It hasn't even seen a dirt! First thing I noticed, it goes up on its own without touching the lever when dropped. And when fully extended and I sit down, it drops about an inch. WTF is this !@#$? I'm still gonna test ride it tomorrow "hoping" it can still work somehow. But !@#$, I'm beyond frustrated.
    Quote Originally Posted by JPBakerIII View Post
    Sounds like you might have too much tension. Did you leave 22mm of inner line longer than the cable housing and install the hook correctly? Check to make sure the barbed ferrule is seated on the cable junction box cover correctly. Pull down on the cable put the junction box in and then seat the barbed ferrule in the slot on top of the junction box cover.

    It sounds to me like you have so much tension that seatpost isn't staying locked. Did you make sure to give yourself enough free line to turn the handlebars all the way in both directions without pulling on the line?

    Hope that helps.
    Thanks, that's what may have happened but I did not do anything else but to play around with it for a bit more. Test rode it to a 20mile ride with steep, loose, techy descents and long climbs. Everything went well, no issues now.

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    One more question.
    I've buyed my Lev from one my acquaintance, for a good price, but when he shipped it, i've realized, that it's a oem version!
    Can someone explain the difference, except different remote lever and liner colour?

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    Only the lever is different in the OEM version. The internals and the post itself are the same.

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    Oh, i see. Thanks. I've start to worrying about my new "toy" because of it's oem type.
    Retail version lever preferable for me - i have lock-on compatible grips, but anyway it'll works. As soon as i get it - i'll leave a comment about Lev too.

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    Today i've finally get my Lev DX.
    And i have questions.
    First of all, according to manual i can rotate seatpost around, for cable orientation. In many positions (each 20 degrees) in Lev case and in 6 positions in Lev DX case. Here's a picture from manual:
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    But i cant understand how to manage it, here how looks my seatposts upper part:
    KS LEV 125mm. Am I the first to have?-img_1138.jpgKS LEV 125mm. Am I the first to have?-img_1139.jpg
    And one more question about sideplay. My seatpost have sideplay for 1mm on saddle tip. It is normal?
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