Using a Kronolog remote for My HiLo?

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  • Premier Icon cookeaa
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    I’ve got an X-fusion Hilo, without the bar remote, which I’ve had for a while, I’m very happy with the post generally but I’m well over the crotch grab now (as you’d expect).

    X-fusion’s own bar remote kits seem a bit thin on the ground so I was thinking I could easily use another brand’s instead (it’s just a lever to pull a bit of cable innit).
    From all accounts the Kronolog post is Gash, but their spare remote kits look reasonably priced and like it should do what I need…

    Anyone tried a Kronolog remote (especially on a different post), or aware of another reasonably priced, cable pulling dropper remote I should consider?

    acidchunks
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    Didn’t you get a remote with your hilo?

    I reckon the remote itself would work but you’ll still need the parts to fix the cable to the post.

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    well obviously I don’t have a lever, why else would I have asked the question?

    I Bought the HiLo cheap from Germany a bit over 2 years ago now, it was cheaper because I opted not to have the bar lever (Lesson learned), it came with the cable clamp for a remote lever and a couple of other handy bits (which I’ll have to dig out from the spares box) a cable tension adjuster and maybe a bit of that poly cable sleeving to stop it rubbing, other than that there’s not a great deal of extra hardware required to fit a cable all of which I already have knocking about.

    I’m just looking for a suitable alternative lever really…

    acidchunks
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    well obviously I don’t have a lever, why else would I have asked the question?

    fair comment 😆

    Sounds like you’ve got pretty much everything bar the lever and cable.

    Truth be told I was considering ordering a kronolog remote to replace my original hilo one as it became “wibbly” not long after I bought it.

    a quick measure of mine shows the lever moves about 8-9mm but the fixing on the post only needs to move around 5mm to actuate the mechanism.

    If it were my money I’d take a chance on the kronolog, from the pics i’ve seen it looks like you’d get enough cable pull from one.

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    Late update

    Success! (Eventually).

    Got the remote, which for some reason also includes a seatpost clamp for the kronolog (change of colour scheme?) but could not locate the little lever arm that originally came with the post to allow the fitting of a cable remote… so I had to bodge one from a bit of 10mm bar, finally assembled it all last night and it actually works a treat…

    I might look at making a slightly shorter arm or clamping the cable below rather than above the bolt, requiring less lever movement, (but decreasing leverage and needing a bit more force)…

    But as it is the Kronolog remote works a treat on my HiLo… Joy!

    Bodge:

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