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  1. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Sep 26, 2019

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    It would be great if the new ones were offered with o-rings.
     
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  2. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Sep 26, 2019

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    I think I brought up this concern a while back (because, logically...), and I recall @TLIGuy mentioning that he has worn his for years, without apparent gauges on the inside of the lugs. Either way, I have just pre-ordered a new modern Forstner band :thumbsup:
     
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  3. M'Bob

    M'Bob Sep 26, 2019

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    One thing I'm missing here is about adding lubrication. I've heard the reason why not to, is that it attracts dirt, and that creates a paste that is more abrasive than the original situation. Oddly, dirty bicycle chains don't seem to wear down aluminum chainwheel teeth as much as one would expect, given the dirty environment they live in. What about silicone lube?
     
  4. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Sep 26, 2019

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    I guess that depends on how much one cycles. I do it almost daily. And I end up replacing chains and gear-clusters on the rear wheel once every two years (gear-clusters require replacement because they wear to the chain, and when one simply replaces the chain, it slips on the old gear-clusters...which is painful, and can be dangerous, and so one replaces both at the same time). I recently replaced the big gears (that the pedals are attached to) last year...that was after more than a decade of using my bicycle as my primary means of transport. Not sure if this is any use to your question Bob, just my experience.
     
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  5. henrikaa

    henrikaa Sep 26, 2019

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    Stupid question maybr, but how did you order it?
     
  6. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Sep 26, 2019

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  7. Jantar

    Jantar Sep 26, 2019

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    Thanks for posting the direct link. I had signed up to be notified when preordering was available but I never received the email.

    Order in! Looking forward to it.
     
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  8. Togri v. 2.0

    Togri v. 2.0 Sep 26, 2019

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    I received an e-mail for pre-order available and just ordered one. This better not be a scam :D Really looking forward to it
     
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  9. Forstnerbands

    Forstnerbands Sep 26, 2019

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    Looking into it!
     
  10. Forstnerbands

    Forstnerbands Sep 26, 2019

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    Sorry about that! Having a little trouble with the mailing list.

    Thanks so much to everyone for the warm welcome and support! Looking forward to fulfilling your orders! I’ll keep everyone appraised of status.
     
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  11. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Sep 26, 2019

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    Hello, can we pre-order the horned end version too?.
     
  12. Boony

    Boony Sep 26, 2019

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    Comfortable yes. But cool a.f too.
     
  13. JPE.88305

    JPE.88305 Sep 26, 2019

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    Pre-ordered mine.
     
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  14. Forstnerbands

    Forstnerbands Sep 26, 2019

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    Hi there! The horned version is still in development but should be ready for pre-orders sometime this year.
     
  15. mancio

    mancio Sep 26, 2019

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    O crap, sorry to hear about that :(
    But you had the bracelet with the springs or the fixed one (see attachment?)

    @Forstnerbands Are you planning to reissue this model as well?
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  16. mancio

    mancio Sep 26, 2019

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    Question. The smaller size band fit wrist form 5.5 up what size. Since on my original the clasp is pretty much on the lugs, i was wondering if the short version might be a better fit? IMG_4921.JPG
     
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  17. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Sep 26, 2019

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    My preorder email arrived just an hour or so ago. Still early enough for me to reserve :cool:
     
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  18. Forstnerbands

    Forstnerbands Sep 26, 2019

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    That model is effectively the same as what we are releasing. Are you wondering about fixed end lugs instead of spring loaded lugs?
     
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  19. Forstnerbands

    Forstnerbands Sep 26, 2019

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    The close to lug look is our favorite :)

    Aside from that, the issue is primarily your hand size. If you have big hands, and the original length fits, it might be hard to get the short version on your wrist. If you have smaller wrists, and presumably smaller hands, the short version is the way to go.
     
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  20. TLIGuy

    TLIGuy Sep 26, 2019

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    I wear my 1967 GMT on the JB Champion quite often. Pictures do not do the combination justice. Super light and a very unique retro look. I use Omega OEM spring bars with no issues.

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