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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:02 pm 
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Thank you for the post. If I can ask, what brake cable housings are you running with this set up using the I-Ling Mini's for shifting?

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Can someone point me to a source/purchase point for these iLink mini?

All I'm seeing on the net are the iLink regular.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:41 pm 
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BmanX: I'm using the regular I links for the brakes and the Minis for shifting ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:48 pm 
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Still lighter than Nokon's I would assume.

I might have to contact my source and get that person to order me the standard for brakes and mini's for shifting.

At least that will keep the look the same.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:58 pm 
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Frankie - B wrote:
I'm using the regular I links for the brakes and the Minis for shifting ;)


So does this mean that the iLink mini's came with a different/smaller diameter teflon liner? I have iLinks brake and shift cables on my bikes and during installation, I do not recall observing any difference in the diameter of the liners between the brake and shift cable sets. In fact, the left over ilinks and unused liner have all been put in the parts bins and both the links and the liner are indestinguishable - black links and off-white teflon liner.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:20 pm 
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The one US distributor that I know, procyclingworld, only has silver in stock although they will have all colors in stock within the next couple of weeks.

Yes, the mini I-Links do use a smaller liner and the links and housing are not compatible with the brake if you use the mini.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:23 am 
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Yes, the liners are definitely another diameter. The mini I links are noticeably smaller in size then the regular ones. The regular I-Links use a black liner now and the mini's use a transparent liner.

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Just a FYI on 1 Meter of Nokon's VS 1 Meter of I-Links

1 Meter of I-Links with 1.2M of liner = 24g

1 Meter of Nokons with 1.2M of liner = 39g

And with I-Link Mini's being lighter, I will be switching over to I-Links on both of my new builds.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:26 pm 
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1 meter Mini i-link liner and housing 15,5 grams.

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You are the best. That 15.5g makes me very happy.

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Any online retailer for these as they aren't available in Australia. Looking for black preferably.

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What makes the iLinks so much more of a hassle to install?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:37 pm 
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I'm trying to approach this in laymen's terms as I'm not a native speaker.

Nokons are affixed to the liner as beads to a piece of thread. They don't move around. I-Links on the other hand are already connected and they can somewhat caterpillar like shorten and expand. you need to install it all when everything is compressed, but the strand of I links still can get longer by simply going slack.

I hope this helps a bit, but I think that a native speaker can help a bit better.

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I see different colours of the liners.
Black by the normale Ilinks and 'white' by the mini ilinks.
Are there also black liners fo the mini ilinks?


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bcheung wrote:
What makes the iLinks so much more of a hassle to install?


I think this is a matter of preference as personally, I find the Nokon's more time consuming since you have to thread each individual 'pearl' (link) onto the liner. Alterantely iLinks are already 'snapped' together and to install, the user has to first insert the teflon liner into the links which due to the nature of the design allows the ilinks to elongate about .5-1mm per ilink. What happens is when you insert the liner, the ilinks elongate or the end of the liner can snag an inner 'lip' which means you have to pull the liner out a bit then proceed which makes inserting the line more time consuming.

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