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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:29 pm 
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I was just riding along in a group ride, dropping the saddle every now and then, and then the push button on the Reverb remote disappeared and left just a thin rod behind. Bummer.

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As an improptu trail side fix, I rotated the remote to point the rod down so I would not tear me a hole during an unplanned dismount, but I dearly missed the dropper for the rest of the ride. When I checked for small parts later, that darn button assembly is sold for ~ $50. I have never been happy with the plunger style remote so I ordered an aftermarket one that mounts under the handlebar, but I needed an inexpensive fix that would work for at least a few days. By some trial and error, I discovered that an aluminum SS chainring bolt works quite well. If you set it in place with some adhesive, you can get a pretty good permanent solution. If you are fancy, drill a hole and cut a thread for a set screw in the bolt body and you can have something possibly superior to the original ugly button.

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$50 bucks... I still cannot believe that.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:16 am 
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:D

That is super cool!

For $50 the assembly needs to be delivered by a 25 y.o. 6' girl with at least a d cup.
Failing that they can sure keep it.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:35 pm 
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The reverb has the hydraulic remote, right?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:48 am 
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Yes, the reverb is hydraulic.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:07 am 
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Last night I replaced the push button remote with an aftermarket one, and I am happy.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:53 am 
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$50 and delivered by a tall blond with a D-cup as well?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:39 am 
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I can only wish... :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:18 pm 
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So it was more than $50, or it was delivered in a different way?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:55 am 
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Both! :) This part is made in France in low quantities, hence $$$. My postman is not very sexy either. :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:28 am 
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Hmm, not nice! :D
So what's the verdict after a couple of rides?
Is it better than the original?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:09 pm 
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So far so good, although I definitely see room for improvement. The placement of the lever under the handlebar and the shape and stroke make it easier to use than the standard Reverb remote, especially if you have baby carrot fingers like me. That said, I would prefer the lever to be longer to give my thumb more leverage, and have a shorter stroke. Also, the thing came in a plain paper box without a single word about installation, bleeding etc; and you have to reuse a few parts from the old remote to make it work. There is not documentation or discussion of installation and servicing online whatsoever, I must be the first ever guy who bought one. I pre-bled it with a syringe before I re-attached a hose to it but I could not get any oil leak from the bleeding port during that procedure. I was happy with my ad-hoc installation results so I was not doing any additional research on the topic. I'll take and post a few pics later.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:07 pm 
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I look forward to hear more about it, as I see a few other potential uses for it if it's nice. Parking brake for the trike for instance.
How much blood did you have to let go of for it? and where?
A custom lever to sort out the length and travel should be an afternoon in the shed I guess.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:42 am 
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I will report long term satisfaction. I got it at Jenson but it is made by a French company Novyparts. Here's a link - I paid less with some Jenson coupons. http://www.jensonusa.com/Novyparts-Rock ... erb-Remote


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:49 am 
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Daym! that is sure paid for.

Thanks for the link though, I'm sure they can be found more reasonably priced on this side of the pond.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:59 pm 
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There are a couple of things to be aware of - most important is, it is meant to replace/complement an existing reverb remote. You need to take the speed adjusting collar off the remote and install in on the novyparts remote before you can attach the hose via a threaded barb that you also have to get separately. You can get a kit like this though: https://jet.com/product/6d5cf6dacc6e427 ... gQod-HsK4w


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:57 pm 
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Looks like standard M6 thread, no?
If so, no issue.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:37 am 
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I would have continued using that awesome chainring bolt. ;)

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