Archives: May, 2010 | Vintage MTB parts for sale

Shimano old school cantilever brakes BR-M732 and BR-MT62

The silver brake is a Shimano BR-MT62 Deore II cantilever brake, the black brake is a Shimano BR-M732 Deore XT cantilever brake. As you notice, the parts number is different even though the only difference is the color, black and silver. Actually the silver brake is from an older group set I think and the […]

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Posted in Shimano Deore XT on May 29th, 2010, 11:10 pm by Retro mountain biker  4 comments   

Bombproof Shimano Deore II BL-MT63 cantilever brake levers

These Simano Deore II two finger brake levers are the proper old school brake lever of choice for any serious MTB around the beginning of the 90’ies. They most surely look like boat anchors today, and yes compared to the latest KCNC 45 gram brake levers these ARE boat anchors. But back in the day […]

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Posted in Shimano Deore XT on May 29th, 2010, 11:02 pm by Retro mountain biker     

Shimano XTR M900 Cantilever brakes

Best kept secret in the bike world is that the more CNC machined a brake was the better it worked.  It seems like that myth have been broken by the mythbusters expanding their knowledge and internet presence on such enlightened places as MTBR vintage forums. We must thankfully be very nice to these nice people […]

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Posted in Shimano XTR on May 15th, 2010, 12:06 pm by Retro mountain biker     

Control Tech Ti bolt ons blue anodized quick releases

These are Control Tech bolt on titanium skewers. They are made out of aluminium and titanium. The axle is titanium and the bolt and cap is made from aluminium. For a short while I think these quick releases where the lightest of the times but you could not really call these proper quick releases since […]

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Posted in Quick releases on May 15th, 2010, 11:47 am by Retro mountain biker