The 986, like the 987 has cold forged arms, in this case available only in three colors, Black, Ti Grey or Silver. You might notice that it has stylistic similarity to the Ritchey Logic cantilever, this is because
Mechanical explanation of the 986. Many of the parts used in making the 987 are also used on the 986. In some ways it will be easier to point you back to the above writing where the part or principle is the same. First, the internal tension springs are again accessible, replaceable and adjustable. This is because are the parts related to the spring system, plastic shroud, cadmium plated nut, the spring and the inner machined steel bushing are exactly the same as those used in the 987. Therefore a 13mm cone wrench will again make tension adjustments on either arm. As it happens,
The 986 uses the same cable carrier and straddle wire as the 987. For the 986 though, the aluminum plate and nut on the carrier are Silver instead of Black. The straddle wire again cinches down at the top of the right arm, using the same cadmium plated bolt found in the 987. The Silver color carries over into the mounting bolts and washers. Though the same as the 987 these are also Silver. End of Mechanical.
The 986 comes with Grey brake pads, the same ones sold on the 987. So the largest difference between these brakes will be the difference in the weight of the arms, since most everything else is identical. We found
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