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Philze
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Do I need a adapter to use my Avid Mech disk on a Manitou Black Elite fork? i am currently using a Rock Shox Duke, I just bolted it on.

Am I missing something, I see only a couple holes in the back fo the fork, not on the side like the Rock Shox?
 

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That's a 74mm post mount that Manitou uses, as opposed to the 51mm IS mount on other brands.

If you're sticking with the 160mm Avids, the caliper & CPS washers will bolt right up to the fork, no adapter necessary.

For larger rotors, Avid makes a 185 and a 203 post mount adapter, but you'll have to buy that separately.

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Hey Nate, is that a teflon coated cable? If so, what brand is it and what did you use for the cable end (I don't see a ferrule)?
 

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Lemonhead said:
Hey Nate, is that a teflon coated cable? If so, what brand is it and what did you use for the cable end (I don't see a ferrule)?
I don't recall what brand it is, but yes, it's teflon coated. I've since stopped using coated and stick with plain stainless steel cables, mainly because the coating tends to flake and I didn't feel like it was giving me any benefit.

Instead of cable end caps, I use heat shrink tubing.

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Lemonhead said:
Hey Nate, is that a teflon coated cable? If so, what brand is it and what did you use for the cable end (I don't see a ferrule)?
I will use only Teflon coated cables (QBP or Jagwire) - with full length housing and NO LUBE. The cables gum up if you lube them.
 

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shiggy??? said:
I will use only Teflon coated cables (QBP or Jagwire) - with full length housing and NO LUBE. The cables gum up if you lube them.
Depends on the lube. I've been really happy with dry silicone spray lube or aerosol Boeshield T9 along with full length housing. I never got along with oil-based lubes on my cables and hated the gummy mess left behind.
 

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Speedüb Nate said:
Depends on the lube. I've been really happy with dry silicone spray lube or aerosol Boeshield T9 along with full length housing. I never got along with oil-based lubes on my cables and hated the gummy mess left behind.
Weren't you using Sail Cote for a while?
 

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Homebrew said:
Weren't you using Sail Cote for a while?
No, that's the stuff I keep meaning to try (SailKote, actually) based on the recommendation of Ed from SRAM. Next time I walk in to a marine shop, I'll be sure to pick up a can, but in the mean time I still have two nearly full cans of silicone and T9 and the cable housing is the only thing I use them on.
 
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