27 January, 2009

Small Parts


VOI has just received a shipment of small parts from Taiwan, a few of which we've been out and a few others that are new. Among them are:

Importing these little items can be as much trouble as some of the bigger components, but they can be hard to find at local shops, so we'll stock them.

As usual, bike shops can contact Tom at VOI if the're interested in stocking any of these items.

11 comments:

Erik said...

Unfortunate detail I can't let go: There is a hair in the closeup picture of the long drop cable hanger.

Yes, I have too much time on my hands..

Le Cagot said...

Clarence Thomas? Is that you?

Anonymous said...

How can you tell when the jockey pulleys need replacing?

Anonymous said...

You can easily tell when jockey wheels are worn out. They feel loose and the teeth are worn down. New wheels can improve shifting.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you could call your replacement wheels 'Shane MacGowans'--you know, for when you need a new set of teeth?
M Burdge

Anonymous said...

The long drop cable hanger doesn't appear to have a barrel adjuster. Aren't canti's hard enough to set up when you can easily trim the cable length?

Bill

Uncle Ankle said...

Re those brake levers: is it rude to ask for flat bar levers of that quality (freferably with selectable long/short pull) with a band clamp? I would be obvious choice for taped commuter/albatross/priest/whatever bars.

Tom said...

Tektro only has adjustable leverage in the mtn bikey lever we stock. the new one we picked does not have that feature, nor are they willing to open molds for that feature on it.
They cite end user confusion in setting up the leverage ratio to the brake. I'm sure if we gave them an order for like 50,000 pairs of brakes they would do it, but Velo Orange is not really at that point. And OEM's (specialized, trek, etc) don't really care enough about this market to ask tektro to do that.

Uncle Ankle said...

I suppose adjustable pull isn't strictly necessary (It's kind of a "tinkerer" feature. Tinkerers, however, usually don't mind buying new levers when changing brakes), but there is no quality band-clamp (for smooth bar taping) flat bar brake lever on the market. Or is there some trick to putting drop bar levers on the flats of which I am unaware?

Anonymous said...

Wait, are we talking about adjustment in the amount of cable pulled, or lever reach? I thought all you could get was reach adjustment for people with small hands.

Chris Kulczycki said...

Both models of Tektro flat bar levers have reach adjustment. And both work for Canti and caliper brakes, but only the 345AG can be converted to work with V-brakes.

The City Bike brake Levers are another good option. They are good quality and have band-type clamps that make it easy to wrap a bar.