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    I owned these for a couple of hours.....

    I bought a donor bike to build up my Vitamin T. These Grafton Re-Entry brakes came with it. I wiped them down and posted them where I usually sell stuff I wanna move, and they were like "Eleanor". Gone in sixty seconds.

    Apparently, theyre like hot chit or sumthin. I knew a little, but not as much as I shouldve. Now, its just a memory, but I had them Thought I'd post for show and tell.

    Complete set, Grafton Re-entry levers and magnesium V's




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    You should have sold them to me....
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    Ouchtown, population: Aemmer.
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    Nice brakes. Now let's see the donor bike, and the recipient.

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    There's a lesson here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
    There's a lesson here.
    never trust a spiritual leader that can't dance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    never trust a spiritual leader that can't dance?
    That made missing out worthwhile....
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    What a freaking saga.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    no regrets on my part. just sharing the find.

    someone else got the brakes, and i have a grafton speed stick crankset and white ti bb.

    thats all i wanted, am happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by bing! View Post
    no regrets on my part. just sharing the find.

    someone else got the brakes, and i have a grafton speed stick crankset and white ti bb.

    thats all i wanted, am happy
    Nice brakes, but at the end of the day they're just bike parts. No point losing sleep over them, although I would sleep better if I had a set =)

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    Wow, nice pickup....What did you find?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    Wow, nice pickup....What did you find?
    i found some really nice parts that are going on my project bike, and I also found that they didnt cost me anything after i got rid of stuff i had no use for.

    ill post the parts after i polish them up

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    Quote Originally Posted by bing! View Post
    i found some really nice parts that are going on my project bike, and I also found that they didnt cost me anything after i got rid of stuff i had no use for.

    ill post the parts after i polish them up
    Perfect... That is my goal.....
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    The only thing I wouldn't miss are the pads. Tried those once, and oh gawd what a horror show out on the trail trying to stop...

    Thanks for sharing!
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    I meant to ask, are these the brakes that require a 1mm allen wrench to adjust the springs?

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    Pardon my ignorance, but what's so special about these cantilevers? I understand they're pretty light, but is there a unique history to these or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offroadman View Post
    Pardon my ignorance, but what's so special about these cantilevers? I understand they're pretty light, but is there a unique history to these or something?
    Apparently, people really want them and pay top dollar for the brand and ti hardware.

    I personally thought the levers were too thin and would hurt when I need to brake real fast and the canti material was far too soft.

    Nothing lost on me. Not really a weight weenie or a hardcore "period" guy. Ive started putting modern seatposts on my vintage bikes after a vintage unit failed and I heard my saddle tumbling down the trail. Suffice it to say, my behind was not amused

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    Quote Originally Posted by prefixie View Post
    I meant to ask, are these the brakes that require a 1mm allen wrench to adjust the springs?
    1.5mm allen I think. Too small, but if you release the brakes it takes the spring tension off of the screw and minimizes the chances of stripping it.

    Curious to hear which vintage seatpost failed bing. In my experience the older posts are solid and some might say overbuilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    1.5mm allen I think. Too small, but if you release the brakes it takes the spring tension off of the screw and minimizes the chances of stripping it.

    Curious to hear which vintage seatpost failed bing. In my experience the older posts are solid and some might say overbuilt.
    STRONG brand from Japan. It was the stock seatpost on my Wicked Fat Chance. The head part (clamp) tore through the shaft while I was going downhill. Kinda freak me out as I use the saddle between my legs to control the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bing! View Post
    i found some really nice parts that are going on my project bike, and I also found that they didnt cost me anything after i got rid of stuff i had no use for.

    ill post the parts after i polish them up
    Project bike that you'll sell a few days after posting about how excited you are about it?
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    This thread reminds me of this forum from like 2004.
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