That is exactly what the bottom looks like and they give you a new noodle cable and housing and the trigger. I had bought the carbon trigger so it is odi lock on ready. You have to swap the trigger and the cut end actually connects to the bottom of
Originally Posted by phatfreeheeler
I wonder if all new Integra's are shipping with this update...?
Not sure on the date of the change, but mine which came from QBP last week still had the old mech. Of course I heard a rumor they got a fresh shipment this week. Could mean nothing though.
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Aight, I've searched and searched... But I can't find dimensions for the Lev Integra. Anyone seen a chart? I need all the necessary ones to determine if it'll fit my frame. Rails to top of collar, collar depth, insertion depths, etc...
For both the 385 and 435 Integra.
Not a year into ownership my KS LEV 100/27.2 died :(
It originally came under-pressured, and after reading on these forums about a bad batch, I sent it in for a fix. Came back and worked fine for a while until last week. I have not been riding for a month due to work, and when I took the bike for a spin, all the pressure from the seatpost was gone.
So I rode by pulling up on the seat when I needed extra height. Sent in an RMA request, got my automatic answer, and now when I was disassembling the post, I saw that it got frozen. You can't pull on the cable anymore - it's wedged shut. Probably on the verge of snapping the nylon.
Overall, for the money I paid for it, I expected better reliability....
Did u try a bit of wd40 on the wedge to loosen it up? It may help..Maybe you need a cable adjustment as well..
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Way back on page 10, someone posted that a standard shift cable will not fit in the KS carbon lever:
I don't know if KS changed the lever since then, but a standard shift cable fits my carbon lever(KS Lev 150mm, purchased Spring 2014):
Standard shift cable on left, KS cable on right:
Standard shift cable on left, KS cable on right:
Standard shift cable installed in carbon lever:
Yeah, that was always thought of as incorrect. Not sure what cable he was using. Probably a brake cable or something...
Originally Posted by happyriding
So i got my Lev the other day, and I'm kinda bummed that I didn't get the braided line. Instead, I got a plastic type line that won't straighten, so I have all these kinks and bends in the housing. It looks really tacky.
So is that the standard housing now? I
I think so. Mine came with a standard black housing as well. Got it yesterday.
How did you straighten the housing?
So, the company i ordered from sent me a 31.6 and my frame is 30.9 That being said i never installed it and a new one is said to arrive tonight. I inspected everything from the other box and saw the housing was plain black. If the 30.9 that comes in tonight has it as well, i can for sure say that this is the new cable housing. I will let you know how it comes out tonight after install. Im possibly thinking about taking a blow dryer to it while lightly pulling the housing. Hopefully that should straighten it out a little bit.
"Sometimes when it's in the package it takes a set.
You can either leave it in the sun to straighten out or use a heat gun / blow dryer to release the set.
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I guess that's what we get now.
The "braided" line would've looked the same...
Originally Posted by bongski
Wrecked my link cable, looking to buy replacements but no joy, so far.
Originally Posted by mattsavage
I finished installing the lev. .
I was just shocked as to how malleable that line was. I've had the reverb and joplin before so this was different for me.
my experience with the KS LEV 125mm so far:
purchased one year ago, I ride quite a bit. Was working perfectly until the last couple months. The issue was the post would not fully extend to 125mm, it would stop around 115mm then I could help it up the rest of the way while holding the activator button, but when I would weight it the seat would sag back down to about 115mm, so there was about 10mm of up and down slop in the post...cables, seat clamp etc. were all checked and in proper working order so no issues there, was definitely something internal.
I figured that maybe it just needed to be serviced so I followed this procedure here:
^this took care of the problem for maybe 5 rides, and then the sag issue came back.
So I sent the post in to KS for service/warranty. Overall I thought that they provided great customer service with fast turnaround times. It was about a week from sending in my post till the time I got it back. They ended up replacing the internal cartridge.
Post is working perfect now. For how expensive these posts are I'm expecting there not to be anymore issues for a long time/ever. Will be pretty bummed if there is anymore problems with this post aside from basic service/maintenance.
I serviced mine myself and I rode only once so far, no problems..i only have 1mm sag which is the best result I can get with my current skill level... much better than 1-2 cm .. i will report again when more miles are logged.
Has anyone had any luck finding replacement parts for the short internal cable? the one that is some different material? I hear bti has them but none of my LBS can order what I need.
Arts Cyclery should have some: Kind Shock Lev Kevlar Link Cable
If not, you can use the kevlar kite string that I use. It's nice to have bulk supply.
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Arts also has replacement end barrels including the isolator pellet. The grub screw is sold separately. You could also use your old end barrels and grub screw but you'll need to use a lighter to melt out the old isolator pellet and use a snipped down one of these as your new isolator pellet: Walmart Mobile
I posted all of these links in my thread located here so they're all in one place:
KS LEV 125mm. Am I the first to have?
When replacing the Kevlar cable, is it compulsory to replace the pellets too?
Yup. The pellets need to be replaced. You'll need to melt the old pellets out of the barrels if you intend to reuse them. Hold the barrel with a pair of needle nose pliers and use a lighter to heat it up until it melts out (with the grub screw removed).
Originally Posted by cakelly4
For those that have or had creaking noise from the saddle clamp, I can confirm that the proper bolt torque is required to eliminate the creak.
I thought, when I used a long hex wrench by hand, that I was really torqueing it down. Still I had the creaking noise. None of my Thompson posts require anywhere near this torque, basically never really thought about it.
The torque spec in the literature is 8Nm, and the post says 10Nm max, so I set the torque wrench at 9 Nm and cranked down each bolt. If I didn't know better I would have thought I was going to break something. Voilą, no more creak, at least for now.
Hope that helps.
ks thumb lever not fully returning
I recently purchased a lev DX dropper.
the thumb lever does not seem to fully return to position, in order to lock the post, and the seat is slowly moving upwards.
The cable tensioner is ok. If i have more tension, it does not lock the post, if I reduce it, the post moves with difficulty.
I am thinking to replace the spring in the actuator, with a harder one.
Anybody has already tried that?
Do you see any risks, apart from the cable to require retension earlier?
moreover, the actuator for DX is supposed to have 6 positions (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 o clock). I currently have it on 4. How can I have it in 8 o clock, without the need to dismantle it?
Thanks for all the answers,