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    AX lightness bar end and more goodies

    just received it...
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    I dig those brakes and levers. Can you give me some info on where to buy them and a price? Thanks.

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    Cool parts! Ive got a question too. How long do those chainrings last? I assume it is for road use only? I didnt know tune was making them, but I guess they do.
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    'm in switzerland.
    heard that FRM has a US distributor, check their website.
    or else contact me off the board at: [email protected]

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    I like those levers too

    Quote Originally Posted by Didier Carpentier
    'm in switzerland.
    heard that FRM has a US distributor, check their website.
    or else contact me off the board at: [email protected]
    You can get FRM stuff through light-bikes.com

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    You can get FRM in the states at Stans. He carrys it!
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    Yo Frankie B......

    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie - B
    You can get FRM in the states at Stans. He carrys it!
    Do you have a web address for Stan's?

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    Herro prease

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    Hey Didier

    Quote Originally Posted by Didier Carpentier
    'm in switzerland.
    heard that FRM has a US distributor, check their website.
    or else contact me off the board at: [email protected]
    I am a Swiss/American dual citizen, but I have yet to make it over. I have traveled fairly extensively in Europe, but never gotten to Switzerland. I am considering living and working there for a year between high school and college. Unfortunately, I chose Spanish as my second language so I will have to learn French--my family is from Nuechatel--but I's pick it up fast. Anyway, back on topic. What part of Switzerland are you from? I assume the French-speaking region because of your handle. How the cycling scene there? Anything else you know about riding there? Also Nino could chime in, but I've heard the German part is nothing like the rest and while my French and Italian are bad, my German is nonexistant.

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    Oh THAT Stan's

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    Thanks!

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    Switzerland

    hello,
    I live by lausanne, witch is about 50 miles from Neuchatel.
    the aeria is world class for both road and MTB riding.
    but you've got to enjoy some climbs...
    lot's of racing either and easy to enter, yet difficult to do well since lot's are fast riders indeed...
    cost of living pretty high.
    all the best. didier

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    For the seatpost, it's a 27,2*350 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Didier Carpentier
    just received it...
    Have you tried those brakes and levers? Anyone? I read in the German "Bike" magasine that the FRM levers were soft.

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    Upset

    Yep, and the lever spring is a rubber band!
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    negative comments

    sorry to read that some of you come up systematically with negative comments...
    pretty tirering indeed.
    "a german mag reckon it is flexy..."
    "the return spring is a rubber band"
    well, all in all, make comments (positive or negative) on situations you have a personnal clue. you can write second hand opinion, what sort of value does it have?
    flexy: I don't think so, of course depending what you do compare it with. super stiff to a 65 gr STEINBACH, flexy to a 170 gr XTR 950.
    return spring: witch sub 120 gr levers has a return spring? at least FRM DP4 has something that works. the 109 gr FRM DP3 didn't have any.
    gee guys, again, you want the lightweight and life lasting, you are after high end components but refuse to pay the price, you want a carbon saddle but equipped your bike with disk...
    sometimes, I get really reluctant to join the forum. if some of you are very knowledgable like nino or else others, that is not the case of too many indeed.
    a bunch of 15 y.o. making a scene about a few people that try to sell a related product on the forum, others removing the padding of their SLR to shave 15 gr but use a Farmer John.
    Finish high school and get really into bicycling for a few years before making your pathetic reports...
    didier carpentier.

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    Sorry

    Ok. Thanks. My comment wasn't meant as something negative, I just maybe will buy those brakes, but read something negative about them and just trying to figure out if they are good or not. So you recommend them? Both the levers and the brakes?

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    recommend?

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    Ok. Thanks. My comment wasn't meant as something negative, I just maybe will buy those brakes, but read something negative about them and just trying to figure out if they are good or not. So you recommend them? Both the levers and the brakes?
    well, I was just showing some lightweight products on a LW forum, nothin' else.
    I had them years ago, it is a decent LW product, yet and personnaly, I'd rather to have proper return spring levers and V's wise, to me nothin' beats XTR in terms of smoothness, especially on ceramic coated rims. yet I'm trying the AVID single digid ti now. we'll see at the end of the season if I'm convinced or else, I return to Shimano.
    didier

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    Good job! Feels like 1994 all over again..

    I just love the return to beautifully machined parts ala the old days. Those FRM brakes are beautiful!!

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    Beautiful brakes! I've been using the levers for a while now work great. I'm using them with Avid mech discs and the return spring on them is enough that I just removed the rubber band (which is a rather elegant solution). Also using FRM stem, which may not be the lightest but is just as nicely finished as the brake stuff and super strong. In a world where you often don't, I do think you get what you pay for with FRM IMHO.

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    I wish we'd still be able to get these bar-ends !

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    oups, sorry to dig out this thread, mea culpa !

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    Extralite CyberEnds are 25 grams lighter than those AX Lighness bar ends.

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