Paul Component Engineering limited Edition colors purple pink red orange green blue gold (6)

Over the past 25 years, Paul Component engineering has been known to dabble in small batches of limited edition colors. The availability of unique finishes combined with beautiful engineering and quality manufacturing has always made the company a favorite among bicycle connoisseurs.

The latest crop of color includes a number of different parts including Motolite brakes, Royal Flush Chainrings, Road Cranks, Tall and Handsome posts, Melvins, Thumbies and more. Ride the rainbow next…

Paul Component Engineering limited Edition colors purple pink red orange green blue gold (4)

Paul Component Engineering limited Edition colors purple pink red orange green blue gold (5) Paul Component Engineering limited Edition colors purple pink red orange green blue gold (2)

A few of the selections include Canti Levers in gold, red, orange, and green, 170mm Road Cranks in gold with a matching 46t Royal Flush Chainring (purple chainring is a 48t). Only one orange seatpost left!

Paul Component Engineering limited Edition colors purple pink red orange green blue gold (3)

Paul Component Engineering limited Edition colors purple pink red orange green blue gold (1)

Also available are some purple 26.0 cross levers in left and right, blue 26.0 Cross lever left, and pink and green Duplex Levers. Apparently only red and green Melvins are left, with 28.6 chain keeper in green, and pink 26.0 Shimano Thumbies. Act quickly, because stock is extremely limited! Call Paul at 530-345-4371 x 201 to order.


  1. I have Paul’s Thumbies, Love Lever, and the Motolite brake. Used them for going Around-The-World this past year and performed flawlessly except for the brake. Pain in the ass to adjust. Instead of simply taking an allen key to center the brake pads, you gotta use a 15mm cone wrench and guess the position to tighten. Threw them away somewhere in Turkey.

  2. Hey WG, apparently you’ve never ridden high quality USA made components. Paul makes great stuff for people who actually ride bikes, because of your profound opinions on if Paul Components are good or not, I have a hunch that you don’t actually ride bikes, and might own a E-Bike…. . Pullmyfinger, I am sorry you feel that way about the brakes. The key is patience when setting up the brakes. Once they’re set up right, there’s nothing better.

  3. Yeah, pullmyfinger, you just didn’t have enough patience, ha! Try to be more patient next time you’re riding your bike around the world! Kyle, you’re funny guy.

  4. This is what ive always liked about the smaller boutique builders, making parts that you can individualize your bike. Its so boring when some bikes are all Shimano or SRAM, with all the same parts as every other bike.
    Also, Paul is a really nice guy who designs cool parts here in the USA.

  5. The brake performance itself was fine. It actually had more stopping power than my previous v-brakes, more vertical pad adjustment, and the coolest noodle engagement (if noodles can be cool…). The problem – actually more of an annoyance – was centering the pads. On my SRAM or Shimano V’s, all you had to do was turn the allen key and you’ll visually see the pads moving closer or away from the rim. With the Motolite, I had to release the spring, guess the tension, then tighten with a cone spanner. Repeat. Some people may get it right on the first shot, I didn’t. Now don’t get me wrong, this wasn’t an all day affair – it only took me an extra few minutes, but when I compare the ease of centering v-brakes vs the Motolite, I ditched them. Call me crazy. Anyhow, like I said, I love Paul’s stuff and more people commented on the Love Lever during my 17,000 mile trip than anything else on my bike. And then there were folks who were baffled as to how the Thumbies operated.

  6. Tim, you can’t visually know the centering until AFTER you’ve made the adjustment. If it’s not centered, you go back and release the bolt, make the tension adjustment, then tighten the bolt again. If it’s off, you have to do it again. This is the issue many people who have the brake say (read the reviews). On the Shimano V, you can see the pads moving AS you’re doing it. No need to loosen any bolt and determine the tension – just a simple turn of the Allen key. Kyle said it right: it takes patience setting up the Motolite, but once it’s done, it works great. Tim, thanks for playing.

  7. That adjustment is similar to a lot of high-end BMX U-brakes, and is pretty quick once you’re familiar with the process. Not for everyone, but looks good to me.

  8. Pullmy I believe the phrase is ” you’re doing it wrong “. Try using a slightly more deft touch than throwing things around, and ( presumably ) working with hammers, and relying on internet reviews.

  9. Leave the cable in place. Hold 15 mm cone spanner on adjuster. Ever so slightly back off Allen bolt, apply pressure to spanner and observe centering of pads. Tighten Allen. Done. Takes less time to do than it did to read this. Bolts and adjuster will not strip like tiny little Phillips screw on other brakes. No need to go back and and forth as pullmy was describing.

  10. Internet reviews done by people just like you and me, people who love bikes. Just because they wrote their experiences down makes it suddenly invalid? Sorry, but their experiences and mine are just as valid as yours: brake works fine but the setup is finicky. If (presumably) you have stripped – of all things – the 2mm side V-brake bolt, then “you’re doing it wrong”.
    And by the time I could read your post, my other V brake would’ve been adjusted. Next…

  11. First of all pullmy, indeed and obviously you were doing it wrong. Glad to help and all – particularly on the point about the advantages of the robustness of a critical 15mm adjuster vs 2mm one for long distance touring applications. But more importantly and honestly, you ride around the world with ( lack of ) mechanical skills and an attitude like that ? ?

  12. @pullmyfinger — You’re doing it right! Indeed these brakes are finicky to adjust, anyone who says they aren’t have not actually used them. The brakes look good, stop well and are ‘Merkin-made but still finicky. These are perfect showroom or super color coordinated weekend warrior guy brakes but not a good choice for riding around the world.

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