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Re: Don't show us your hook

Postby randycasburn » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:28 am

alford wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:16 pm
How do you like the Cab lines? Do they remain equal length for a reasonable amount of time?
I had my previous Cab bar for a couple years and never had a line stretch. This setup is on a brand new bar. I do like the heavy wax on the lines - think of this as your self untangling earbug cable.

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Re: Don't show us your hook

Postby iriejohn » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:23 pm

peppedurso wrote:
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Hi everyone,

After couple of years riding with a custom bari decided to switch to Cabrinha Fireball. Took the lower part away and this is the result. Thinking about changing the connection system to a BRM style system (loop and knot) to avoid activating the release every time I need to connect and disconnect.

Cheers Peppe
Activating the release every time you connect or disconnect is not a bad thing because it makes sure that it is working properly.

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Re: Don't show us your hook

Postby Regis-de-giens » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:40 pm

iriejohn wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:23 pm
Activating the release every time you connect or disconnect is not a bad thing because it makes sure that it is working properly.
I agree and it is also a way to be trained to use it in case of emergency ... As promoted by Greg from BRM actually :roll:

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Re: Don't show us your hook

Postby peppedurso » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:28 pm

You guys are very right! It's always good to check your release. What I was also concerned about we're the two little bits on the side of the metal part of the release. They bite a bit the rope and I thought could wear it earlier than expected. That's the reason I protected it with red heat shrinkable pipe. Antal ring looks just a bit small but I'll test it and decide if it's the case of changing it. Would appreciate your comments about it.
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Re: Don't show us your hook

Postby tegirinenashi » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:27 pm

What about the rope threaded through the bar, is the bar opening smooth (left pic)? If this is just a drilled hole then it would cut the rope first, because the tension of this rope is much higher due to the lever effect.

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Re: Don't show us your hook

Postby randycasburn » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:58 pm

Image shows my Cab 1X bar directly connected to SS ring on spreader. You can see the lack of hook and the lack of chicken loop has really shortened everything very nicely. I can reach the trim control from any position because the distance is so much less. Reachable even wearing a breast harness.


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Re: Don't show us your hook

Postby peppedurso » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:22 pm

tegirinenashi wrote:
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What about the rope threaded through the bar, is the bar opening smooth (left pic)? If this is just a drilled hole then it would cut the rope first, because the tension of this rope is much higher due to the lever effect.
It's a 4mm dyneema brummel spliced on both side. On the bar side it's just covered with a red tube. I don't understand what you were referring at by saying "drilled hole".

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Re: Don't show us your hook

Postby Starsky » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:35 pm

He's referring to the slider rope through the spreader bar.

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Re: Don't show us your hook

Postby peppedurso » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:44 pm

Sorry, my bad! It's a ride engine carbon bar, hole's edges are super smooth, no way it will cut nor wear the dyneema. I customized attachment for Da Kine C-1.

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Re: Don't show us your hook

Postby rynhardt » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:04 am

peppedurso wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:28 pm
You guys are very right! It's always good to check your release. What I was also concerned about we're the two little bits on the side of the metal part of the release. They bite a bit the rope and I thought could wear it earlier than expected. That's the reason I protected it with red heat shrinkable pipe. Antal ring looks just a bit small but I'll test it and decide if it's the case of changing it. Would appreciate your comments about it.
Generally the pelican style releases have a metal ring to avoid the wear on the rope you mention above. I'm surprised to see a rope (albeit with tape) used directly. Does it come from the factory like this?


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