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Old December 30th 04, 06:27 PM
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Default Search for brake lines comes up (mostly) empty.

Wanted: Goodridge hydraulic brake lines for MTB disk brakes. (Hayes.)

Searched Google, came away with the following scant knowledge: In the
UK, go to Chain Reaction Cycles. Since I'm not in the UK, this piece
of info doesn't do me much good.

In the U.S., the distributor is QBP. That's nice - I'd like to talk to
a retailer. Or e-mail one. Or something.

The local and near-local bike places look at me as though I queried
them in some obscure dialect of Swahili (not the commonly-spoken
dialect most often heard in bike shops.)

Leaving aside the obvious flame fodder of disk brakes on a bicycle,
could anyone with more clue than I obviously possess share that clue
with me?

Thanks,

E.P.

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Old December 30th 04, 07:56 PM
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Dear E.P.,

The Goodridge site lists U.S. distributors, but only for
motorcycles and cars, not the mountain bikes:

http://www.goodridge.net/distrib.html

I saw somewhere on their site something about QBP. This implies to me
that ANY bike retailer in the U.S. who uses QBP could get the darn
things.

And yet, when I look on-line, there's a whole load of nuthin'.

Dave's advice is right on, but like I said - when I talk to the local
yokels, they seem to lose interest immediately.

"Don't think we have those."

"QBP sells 'em."

"Hmmm."

That's where I fear the Swahili-translation thing may be the next
requirement.

Maybe one of the fine retailers that inhabit this newsgroup would be
willing to look into it. I daresay I'd be quite happy to ship them my
disk brake set-up for installation or whatever. And even pay for the
time and effort.

Thanks, C.F.

E.P.

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Old December 30th 04, 08:21 PM
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Dear E.P.,

The Goodridge site lists U.S. distributors, but only for
motorcycles and cars, not the mountain bikes:

http://www.goodridge.net/distrib.html

I saw somewhere on their site something about QBP. This implies to me
that ANY bike retailer in the U.S. who uses QBP could get the darn
things.

And yet, when I look on-line, there's a whole load of nuthin'.

Dave's advice is right on, but like I said - when I talk to the local
yokels, they seem to lose interest immediately.

"Don't think we have those."

"QBP sells 'em."

"Hmmm."

That's where I fear the Swahili-translation thing may be the next
requirement.

Maybe one of the fine retailers that inhabit this newsgroup would be
willing to look into it. I daresay I'd be quite happy to ship them my
disk brake set-up for installation or whatever. And even pay for the
time and effort.

Thanks, C.F.

E.P.

E.P.: "What we have here is a failure to communicate." Maybe you are
asking the wrong questions. Very few shops will carry parts for hydraulic
discs, unless that shop does a fair amount of disc brake biz. So the
question should be "Can you get..............?" Tell them what you want is
on page 490 of the 2004 QBP catalog. This is assuming that you know exactly
what you have and what you want. If you don't know this stuff, then you'll
have to find an LBS that is very familiar with hydraulic discs. You won't
find much on-line about the particular items that you are looking for.

Also if you're not familiar with working on discs yourself, you may be
forced to find a shop that does.

O.K., here's a last resort:
http://aebike.com/site/page.cfm?Page...13&Submit.y=11

Let us know how you do.


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Old December 30th 04, 08:45 PM
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Check out cambriabike.com
I found some hydraulic stuff there

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Old December 30th 04, 09:00 PM
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On 30 Dec 2004 10:27:22 -0800, wrote:

Wanted: Goodridge hydraulic brake lines for MTB disk brakes. (Hayes.)

Searched Google, came away with the following scant knowledge: In the
UK, go to Chain Reaction Cycles. Since I'm not in the UK, this piece
of info doesn't do me much good.

Thanks,

E.P.


If you can fit them yourself, don't be afraid of shopping at Chain
Reaction. They ship to anywhere, and they're a good outfit run by
people who know what they're talking about. They will also fit the
hoses if you send your brakes

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...x?ModelID=5686

There will probably be extra shipping charges to add to that

You may find this as quick and cheap as getting your LBS to special
order the hoses for you.


Kinky Cowboy*

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Old December 30th 04, 09:43 PM
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Dave Thompson wrote:
E.P.: "What we have here is a failure to communicate." Maybe you

are
asking the wrong questions. Very few shops will carry parts for

hydraulic
discs, unless that shop does a fair amount of disc brake biz. So the
question should be "Can you get..............?"


D.T.:

I have approached it from that angle as well. The local folks just do
not seem interested at all in helping me out. I tell them it's in the
QBP catalog - and they do not seem to find it when they look.

I get a strange feeling that they just can't be bothered with it. Or
that they have never even heard of them, and don't want to do post-sale
support.

They know me, and that I do my own work - maybe they want a piece of
the labor???

You won't
find much on-line about the particular items that you are looking

for.

I have indeed discovered that.

Also if you're not familiar with working on discs yourself, you may

be
forced to find a shop that does.


I have the technical ability.

O.K., here's a last resort:

http://aebike.com/site/page.cfm?Page...13&Submit.y=11

Alfred E. Bikes. I should have guessed. I have had very good luck
finding small bits and part through them. Like a replacement Marzocchi
V-brake stud.

Thanks for the link - that's where I'll go.

E.P.

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Old December 30th 04, 10:26 PM
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I don't have the feeling that Harris Cyclery is a hotbed of disk brake
activity, but they can order anything from QBP, if U know what U're
doing w/ the parts & exactly what to order. U can access the QBP
catalog from their site.
Good Luck, John

 




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