Author Topic: Factory lube/chaincase experiment (X8 chain, Chainglider, Surly SS & Rohloff)  (Read 32890 times)

il padrone

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The older version:


Andre Jute

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Thanks, Il Padrone.

Matt2matt2002

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I think I must have the older version.
Do you have any snaps of the newer version?
Thanks
Matt
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JimK

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sorry for the terrible photo! I can never figure out how to control this camera! But this should give the idea of the front joint on the new version...


Andre Jute

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I think I must have the older version.
Do you have any snaps of the newer version?
Thanks
Matt

What Il Padrone shows is the older version. It is identifiable by the proudstanding clip to hold it together at the front. The newer version doesn't have the clip, as in Jim's photo. In my opinion the older version is superior, more reliable.

Matt2matt2002

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Re: Factory lube/chaincase experiment (X8 chain, Chainglider, Surly SS & Rohloff)
« Reply #140 on: November 01, 2015, 07:23:07 PM »
Thanks André.
Yes, I have the old version and have had no problems.
If it ain't broke, why did they ' fix' it?!
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Andre Jute

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Re: Factory lube/chaincase experiment (X8 chain, Chainglider, Surly SS & Rohloff)
« Reply #141 on: November 01, 2015, 08:58:16 PM »
Thanks André.
Yes, I have the old version and have had no problems.
If it ain't broke, why did they ' fix' it?!

'Cos they're German. They routinely invent, design and make something superior, and then fuss with it until the second edition is not so good. Another example is the BUMM Cyo lamp, of which the first edition was the first grown-up, adequate hub dynamo bicycle lamp, the second edition was rubbish, and from there they gradually recovered until the current edition (Premium) is at last superior to the first edition. You have to pick your German components' production date carefully...
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