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Anybody have any idea what these are for?...(5 posts)

Anybody have any idea what these are for?...TFerguson
Nov 11, 2003 12:36 PM

Seller's description....alibi
Nov 11, 2003 1:23 PM
is not even close. These devices were used to set the all-important length of the stradle cable on Shimano cantilever brakes. The range of sizes covers the different models of brakesets.
Nov 11, 2003 2:40 PM
I certainly couldn't figure out how to use them in wheelbuilding.

Nov 11, 2003 4:11 PM
Ha ha, I remember using those when I was a shop wrench in the early 90s, to set up pre-v brake cantis on mtbs. They sucked, as did the brakes. Setting them up was a black art. Kids these days got it so easy with their powerfull easy to set up V's!
You guys dont know what you are talking about!!the bull
Nov 11, 2003 7:51 PM
You put those in the spokes then spin the wheel around.
Ohh the colors change! Then it tells you where the hops are!Like a bookmark!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
That is the funniest ebay ad I have ever seen!