Where to buy travel agents/problem solvers?

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by xxamr_corpxx, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. xxamr_corpxx

    xxamr_corpxx New Member

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    Does anyone in new zealand sell these? If not, any Aussie bike shops willing to deliver to New zealand? I've been to quite a few shops and no one has any idea what they are.

    In case you don't know what they are, they increase the leverage of STI brakes and allow you to use them with V-brakes.
     
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    62vette Well-Known Member

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    Buy it online from Harris Cyclery
     
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    xxamr_corpxx New Member

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    Oh my gosh!!! Huge shipping costs!!:eek: $45 USD when my order only costs $46 USD.

    I'll try them as a last resort, but it might be a lot cheaper to get them from Ozzie.
     
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    roshea Well-Known Member

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    Don't know about shops in AUS that have them, but 3ringcycles in the USA do. Cheaper than Harris and they will price match other online dealers, plus their shipping to AUS is very reasonable.

    Travel Agents at 3ring

    Edit - I have bought from this company 3 or 4 times with good service each time. :eek:
     
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    Try Phantom Cycles and Moruya Bicycles
     
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    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    FWIW. The matter of V-brakes with ROAD brake levers came up before ...

    In one of those instances, I made the observation that I simply used the "cable stretch" in lieu of a Travel Agent for rear V-brake "modulation" ... and, had installed a ROAD fork + regular caliper, so that it wasn't an issue for the front brake (for me).

    HOWEVER, someone else subsequently mentioned that with COMPACT V-BRAKES (it was a revelation to me at the time that such a "thing" existed) you didn't need a Travel Agent when using ROAD levers ... perhaps, a better solution for you!?!
     
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    artemidorus New Member

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    This can be a controversial issue, but I have used an XT front v-brake with a 105 STI lever (and no travel agent) for over a year with no problems. It is a fantastic set-up, but you have to keep the wheel true and the idle pads close to the rim.
     
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