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    Default Paul Racer-M / Suntour Command Shifters

    One more try!

    Paul Racer-M brakeset with various giblets. Pivot bolts are now for recessed mount. Maybe 200 miles of use. Maybe. Sell new for what, $225? Here $150 incl. US ship.



    Suntour Command Shifters with various giblets. NOS in original box. Installed without cables for test fumble then uninstalled. Cables, housing, adjustable downtube stops, etc. all intact uncut. $75 incl. US ship.



    10% to V-Salon as done for the last bits sold here (mods check your PP.) If international shipment, I'll have to charge shipping.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Paul Racer-M / Suntour Command Shifters

    Very tempting. Any particular reason you didn't like the brakes?

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    Default Re: Paul Racer-M / Suntour Command Shifters

    Short story made long - I got them because they were great brakes with modern stopping power AND they were available with nutted pivot bolts. I have a classic old frame and I didn't want to drill out the frame to take recessed Allen nuts on the brakes. I thought I would be okay with the centerpull look, but the bike is a spindly road racing bike & overall the look just wasn't happening. So I did what I should have done from the git-go and bought two new dual pivot Campy front calipers and had a new front fork made, flipped the pads on one of the calipers and put it on the back and then put the other on the front with the new fork. The new fork (surprise) handles better than the old one, and the road brakes look better with the spindly old tubeset used in the frame.

    And the brakes are medium reach 47-57mm, while my frame takes short reach brakes, so pad positioning wasn't optimal.

    The brakes are great though. No deficiencies there. And now they are both set up for recessed installation on modern frames with new pivot bolts from Paul.

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    Default Re: Paul Racer-M / Suntour Command Shifters

    I'll take the racers M's with giblets, PM sent.

    I used thise Suntour Command shifters for a long time, waaaaay back in the day. They worked great.
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    Default Re: Paul Racer-M / Suntour Command Shifters

    Racer-M's sold pending payment with a queue in waiting.

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    Default Re: Paul Racer-M / Suntour Command Shifters

    Racer-M's now gone entirely.

    Suntour Command Shifters still awaiting a cyclocrosser who is all thumbs.

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    Default Re: Paul Racer-M / Suntour Command Shifters

    Okay, Command Shifters sold. Thanks all!

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    Default Re: Paul Racer-M / Suntour Command Shifters

    Damn, issed the butterfly shifters! Oh well, I really just need the right/rear shifter. If anyone has one floating around PM me.

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    Default Re: Paul Racer-M / Suntour Command Shifters

    Okay, this is a geek question, but how did you set up those photos? Very nice. Macro lens and lightbox or bounced flash? Looks like a high tech lab or an electric cook top.

    (Sorry I missed the Pauls.)
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    Default Re: Paul Racer-M / Suntour Command Shifters

    Quote Originally Posted by billrick View Post
    Okay, this is a geek question, but how did you set up those photos? Very nice. Macro lens and lightbox or bounced flash? Looks like a high tech lab or an electric cook top.

    (Sorry I missed the Pauls.)
    Thanks. The Paul brakes are on a cooktop. There is a large ventilating hood (silver) above it with four super bright halogen lights in it. So the surface is really brilliantly lit. Then I used my favorite fill-flash, a Canon 270EX. That's the smallest flash with a 90 degree tilting head I can think of - plus it is cheap (for good flashes.) Highly recommended if you have a Canon body. I set the camera (5DmkII) on manual, then underexposed the scene by a lot and dropped the power on the flash so that the original image was pretty dark but still had the look of full illumination. I shoot RAW so I put the file in Lightroom where I cranked things selectively so that I had highlights without blowouts, etc. I think it benefited from the cooktop being both black and reflective and then having the silver reflecting surface of the hood above also.

    The other shot was done the same way but on a desk and with a super bright LED desk lamp + camera and flash, though I think I used a bigger flash - an old Nikon SB-24 which seems to work well with with the Canon 5D (on manual of course.)

    Lotsa light in other words.

    Lens is a Zeiss 35mm f2 Distagon ZE for Canon.

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