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    Control Tech Knock Off

    Not quite an exact copy but close. I saw these on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/KCNC-VB6-MTB-V-B...item2c5ceec0e3 The lever aren't too retro but the brakes are close. I wish they weren't marked.

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    I would've thought you could source the real thing for much less. KCNC make some nice parts, but are a branding-obsessed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechagouki View Post
    I would've thought you could source the real thing for much less. KCNC make some nice parts, but are a branding-obsessed.
    I agree. From what I can see they just put their name on it way too many times. Still, the brakes do look nice. Not over $350 nice but nice.
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    Those are the old "heavy" ones. The new ones seem to be even lighter:

    http://www.kcnc.com.tw/Web/NewWeb/mtbbrake.htm

    I imagine they could be un-branded with some light steel wool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post

    I imagine they could be un-branded with some light steel wool.
    I don't know about that, I think those logos might be laser etched into the anodizing - I guess you could srtip them back to bare metal with oven cleaner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
    Those are the old "heavy" ones. The new ones seem to be even lighter:

    http://www.kcnc.com.tw/Web/NewWeb/mtbbrake.htm

    I imagine they could be un-branded with some light steel wool.
    Thanks for the link. If the stuff performs half as nice as it looks they're going to be a winner.
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    I am knocking off a pinto soon. my neighbors say it's a brilliant move. stay tuned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanleyButterfly View Post
    I am knocking off a pinto soon. my neighbors say it's a brilliant move. stay tuned.
    Huhh?
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    He thinks knocking off Control Tech brakes is akin to him starting to manufacture 1976 Ford Pinto reproductions (although the exploding gas tanks may be difficult to duplicate).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFA View Post
    He thinks knocking off Control Tech brakes is akin to him starting to manufacture 1976 Ford Pinto reproductions (although the exploding gas tanks may be difficult to duplicate).
    Must be old age on my part. At least that's what my kids tell me. Amazing that it was an $11 fix for the tank that Ford said wouldn't be economically feasible. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Pinto
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    The cost/benefit analysis they did was just like the one described in "fight club".
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    the brakes are OK, the levers are too flexy. Copies of exralite

    http://www.extralite.com/index_euro.htm

    Good stuff. Very expensive tho.

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