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08-12-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 291
Posted By Amt0571

Correct. If everything is ok, pads don't need to...

Correct. If everything is ok, pads don't need to be removed unless you have to replace them or you need to bleed the brakes for whatever reason.
08-11-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By Amt0571

The axle should protrude by the same amount on...

The axle should protrude by the same amount on both sides. If it's that way, it's OK.
08-11-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 291
Posted By Amt0571

I don't. It's just not worth it. They're...

I don't. It's just not worth it. They're extremely cheap and small, so you can store 10 years worth of pins for your brakes if needed. I replace them everytime I replace pads.
08-11-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 154
Posted By Amt0571

A correctly centered caliper on a straight rotor...

A correctly centered caliper on a straight rotor should be mostly silent event accounting for fork flex. All brakes will make the "ding ding" sometimes, but if it's frequent, something needs...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By Amt0571

I'm not sure, but I really hope you're joking.

I'm not sure, but I really hope you're joking.
08-11-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 154
Posted By Amt0571

If it's hydraulic and it makes noise you can...

If it's hydraulic and it makes noise you can center the caliper on the disk. It's a frequent issue with an easy solution.

I prefer to center the caliper visually, but there are other methods like...
08-11-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By Amt0571

What fork is it? if it's only maintenace and you...

What fork is it? if it's only maintenace and you do it yourself it's probably quite cheap to do.

If you need to replace brakes it's not all that expensive provided you wheels accept disc brakes. I...
08-11-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 291
Posted By Amt0571

What I don't understand is why they don't use the...

What I don't understand is why they don't use the cotter pins on high end brakes. Bolts rust, get stuck, heads get dirty and then rounded... it's a bad engineered system.
08-11-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 520
Posted By Amt0571

I use rear on the right as in all european...

I use rear on the right as in all european countries except UK where the swap the brakes.

In my opinion right / rear is better for a simple reason: most braking is done on the front brake. And I...
08-11-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 291
Posted By Amt0571

I don't understand the cotter pin hate. I have...

I don't understand the cotter pin hate. I have bikes with SRAM brakes with a bolt, and Shimano brakes with a pin.

Invariably the bolts end up rounded after several pad changes and are somewhat...
08-10-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 437
Posted By Amt0571

Try with original Shimano adapters. I have a bike...

Try with original Shimano adapters. I have a bike with Shimano adapters and everything is in place. In another bike I'm using a chinese adapter from Aliexpress and I had to put a couple of washers on...
08-10-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 437
Posted By Amt0571

If the rotor overhangs the pads it's ok. What...

If the rotor overhangs the pads it's ok. What should not happen is the pads overhanging the rotor.
08-10-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 437
Posted By Amt0571

You're right. It seems the spreadsheet is wrong...

You're right. It seems the spreadsheet is wrong then. The pads shouldn't overhang the rotor, that's also true. But if the rotor happens to be a wide one, it's normal for they to not use the whole...
08-10-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 437
Posted By Amt0571

I measured the rotor width on a couple of bikes I...

I measured the rotor width on a couple of bikes I have with wide rotors (shimano RT10 and RT53). Both are around 2cm at the widest point.

I don't have a narrow mountain bike rotor at hand to...
08-10-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 437
Posted By Amt0571

I don't know why they have 2 types of rotors /...

I don't know why they have 2 types of rotors / calipers. TBH, it's a mess. I also hate their "resin only" rotors which I happen to have on my mountain bike. They brake well though. I also found of...
08-10-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 437
Posted By Amt0571

I don't have an RT66 rotor at hand, however,...

I don't have an RT66 rotor at hand, however, acoording to the spreadsheet I posted, it's compatible with wide calipers, so it's a wide rotor.

Based on the pictures I would also say it's wide, as...
08-10-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 404
Posted By Amt0571

Why did the chainrings got moved to the right?...

Why did the chainrings got moved to the right? they should be at the same place if everything was done correctly.
08-10-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 437
Posted By Amt0571

There's no sloppy manufacturing here, neither...

There's no sloppy manufacturing here, neither there is a tolerance problem nor wrong adapter used.

Shimano has 2 types of rotrors and calipers: wide and narrow. Most other manufacturers use only...
08-07-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By Amt0571

I have 170mm cranks on the road bike and 175 on...

I have 170mm cranks on the road bike and 175 on the mountain bike and don't notice the difference when pedalling. A 175mm crack however should have some torque advantage when climbing, which I...
08-07-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By Amt0571

I wouldn't switch as what DrIsotope says it's...

I wouldn't switch as what DrIsotope says it's true. You'll have to replace almost everything and it's going to be really expensive.

I don't have experience with Spyres, but Avid BB7's brake more...
08-06-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 795
Posted By Amt0571

I have a Dahon with a cracked seatpost tube. I...

I have a Dahon with a cracked seatpost tube. I drilled a hole at the end of the crack and have ridden it for 1500km without issues.

I wouldn't ride your frame though. It seems like a really long...
08-06-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Amt0571

What usually kills forks is not leaking air (and...

What usually kills forks is not leaking air (and if it happens it can usually be fixed). It's scratched stanchions due to neglecting maintenance. And that can happen both to coil and air forks. Do...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Amt0571

That doesn't seem safe to me. But I'm not an...

That doesn't seem safe to me. But I'm not an expert.

I wouldn't ride that fork.
08-06-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By Amt0571

Agree. It's the correct tool for the job, and...

Agree. It's the correct tool for the job, and it's so cheap it's just worth it to have one.
08-06-20, 03:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 515
Posted By Amt0571

Finish tightening the axle while applying some...

Finish tightening the axle while applying some weight to the bike and center the caliper in that position. That way you're going to ensure the axle will end up in the same position it tends to sit...
08-05-20, 02:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By Amt0571

I'm not talking Edge 500. I'm talking modern Edge...

I'm not talking Edge 500. I'm talking modern Edge devices with mapping. All I have used have crashed and lost data at least once. Same with my friends. After a couple of years of use battery runtimes...
08-04-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Amt0571

If you have already paid for it, I'd use what you...

If you have already paid for it, I'd use what you have.

However, in my opinion, you have overpaid quite a lot for it.
08-04-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Amt0571

There's a huge advantage on doing the swap. It...

There's a huge advantage on doing the swap. It allows you to use a 10T sprocket.
08-04-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By Amt0571

I don't like them because their software is...

I don't like them because their software is unstable and unreliable compared to the Etrex line. Frankly, their software stability can only be defined as a POS. Period.

I've had an seen Edge...
08-03-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By Amt0571

I hate them because in my opinion they are an...

I hate them because in my opinion they are an inferior product. I'm not forcing you to hate them too, so do whatever you want.
08-03-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By Amt0571

I have to go through the entire pairing process....

I have to go through the entire pairing process. Its fast to do fortunately.

I'm going to keep pairing it when I switch bikes. I hate the Edge line.
07-30-20, 01:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By Amt0571

Yes, I'm using different profiles for each bike....

Yes, I'm using different profiles for each bike. It seems as soon as I pair one cadence sensor, the other gets unpaired.

The Etrex software is different from the Edge one though.
07-29-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By Amt0571

If it's a square taper BB, dissassemble the...

If it's a square taper BB, dissassemble the cranks and remove the BB. Assemble it again using a bit of grease on the threads and crankarms. It's also possible that the BB has loosened itself and it's...
07-29-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By Amt0571

If your BB is press fit, my guess is it'll be the...

If your BB is press fit, my guess is it'll be the BB / frame interface. I have 2 press fit bikes: one started to creak after 18 months, the other one creaks like mad since new. This can't be solved...
07-28-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By Amt0571

And on the brake department at least, there are...

And on the brake department at least, there are the non-series components, like the MT520 brakes (which by the way, are a relabeled Deore lever with 4 pot calipers).
07-28-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By Amt0571

Etrex Touch 35 multiple cadence sensors

I know I'm probably alone using an Etrex Touch 35 for cycling but I hate navigation units that lack replaceable batteries.

Anyway, I have a road bike and a mountain bike, both with a cadence...
07-27-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Amt0571

Broken derialleur, bent derailleur hanger, broken...

Broken derialleur, bent derailleur hanger, broken wheel because the bent derailleur got inside the spokes, broken chain, even a crash...

Don't do it. Just don't. You will eventually make a mistake...
07-27-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By Amt0571

Until you happen to have a carbon or dropper...

Until you happen to have a carbon or dropper seatpost. I'd rather clamp the top tube rather than one of those.

I just put a rag between the frame and clamp and us as low clamp force as possible to...
07-27-20, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By Amt0571

Yes. Mine was fine until it wasn't. In my case it...

Yes. Mine was fine until it wasn't. In my case it seemed the ring that holds the FD to the frame was not tight enough and allowed the FD to rotate and slide downwards a bit, causing lots of issues...
07-27-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By Amt0571

I've been using Finish Line mineral brake fluid...

I've been using Finish Line mineral brake fluid for 7 or 8 years. I have bled all my mineral oil brakes with it, including Shimano and Magura, and it was surely mixed with original fluids as I didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,674
Posted By Amt0571

Have you tried them? I don't notice the straps....

Have you tried them? I don't notice the straps. The waistband bothers me though. Maybe not in short rides, but it's extremely uncomfortable on long rides. I wouldn't want to ride for 10 hours with...
07-23-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By Amt0571

When I say I can't use full travel I mean that I...

When I say I can't use full travel I mean that I use 90cm of the 120cm of the fork at the recommended pressure. At 50psi I easily use 110mm, maybe more.

Problem is I'm not sure If it's a leak or...
07-23-20, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By Amt0571

Fox fork air pressure loss

After receiving a Canyon Grand Canyon with a damaged frame, a leaking front caliper and a creaking bottom bracket, my good luck with the bike keeps going on.

The bike has a Fox Rhythm 34 fork. I...
07-22-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Amt0571

If it holds I'll keep riding it. If I have to...

If it holds I'll keep riding it. If I have to replace it, I'd try to get a second hand dynamo hub. It would be nice to have lights without worrying about batteries in my "utility" bike.
07-22-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Amt0571

I don't care much about the hub itself. A whole...

I don't care much about the hub itself. A whole new hub of similar quality is around 12. Problem is I don't know when I will have enough time to lace it, and I don't want to pay someone to do it as...
07-22-20, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Amt0571

Pitted cups and cones

18 months ago I bought a couple of second hand wheels to replace 650C rims with 26" ones. The wheels have Shimano hubs. I planned to overhaul them before doing anything with them, but life got in the...
07-22-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By Amt0571

Sr Suntour has the Q-Loc system which is also...

Sr Suntour has the Q-Loc system which is also threadless. I love how that works. Way faster than threaded systems to remove and reattach the wheel.
07-22-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By Amt0571

It's a SRAM Yaw FD? I have one. Shifts...

It's a SRAM Yaw FD? I have one. Shifts marevelously well, really smooth and it doesn't need trim, but it's a PITA to set up. Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnG3t7TyRm0

If the...
07-21-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 574
Posted By Amt0571

This. Just ride the bike. I bet the gum is not...

This. Just ride the bike. I bet the gum is not going to stick for long.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,209
Posted By Amt0571

I didn't say they don't happen. I think they're...

I didn't say they don't happen. I think they're meaningless to a non-professional rider though. Who cares about 30 seconds every 50km?
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