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beaglebuddy



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:36 am    Post subject: Can you ID this universal? Reply with quote

And can I get a new tendon for it? Isn't the beige color tendon a Streamlined?


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DanWeiss



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might be a Streamline base from as far back as the mid 1990s. Streamline tendons are beige but include a bit more red or pink hue than other tendons.

Simple answer, yes. You can order a tendon. It might be a good idea to measure the tendon diameter and confirm with Streamline for compatibility.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take the old tendon out first before getting a new one. Some of the older tendons have threaded inserts that are not open all the way through, those use screws. The newer ones have holes that are meant for thru bolt and nuts, as opposed to screws. You might have to get new bolts and nuts with the new tendon, depending on what you find with the old one.
Kinda hard to tell from the pic.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The little bolts go all the way thru but they have metric Allen heads on them.
One interesting clue is the holes are directly opposite each other as opposed to a new Streamline replacement tendon where the holes are rotated away from each other.
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beaglebuddy



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Came apart really easy after spraying with silicone, not a hint of a crack however it's petrified hard and would crack if used I would assume.
The holes directly opposite each other a puzzle to me, is this the way streamline used to do it?
Diameter is 13/16"
Length is 2 1/4"



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joe_windsurfxxx



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

according to this, it is a NP/Niel Pryde

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Neil-Pryde-Universal-Joint-with-brand-new-Streamline-Tendon-/261452663283?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cdfcb09f3
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Joe, it looks like a Chinook tendon will fit.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chinook tendon fits however the distance from the end of the tendon to the hole is less on the Chinook tendon leaving a small gap inside the base which was exactly the thickness of two pennies which I dropped into each end of the base.
I'm assuming the gap is not supposed to be there, I don't know because my other Chinook two bolt base will not come apart for comparison, so much for changing the tendon in the two bolt.
Eventually I would like to change my whole system as the US cup won't get me to below 8cm extension. I like the look of the North ratcheting shox and their base looks pretty well thought out as well but is there anyone in the US selling this?
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