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Gary fisher Aquila bike buy or pass?

Old 07-31-19, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Cortland15b View Post
Yes it was a limit screw that I was adjusting improperly! After cleaning it up and reinstalling I think I’ve gotten it adjusted properly this time around. We’ll have to take them out for a test ride tonight.

Does anyone have suggestions for cost effective brake pads? The brakes work nicely but the brake material is starting to crack in spots.
Great to see you are trying to work it out yourself, I always encourage riders to be able to do basic maintenance, cause it will save you one day when a few miles from home.
Make sure you don't send the derailleur into the spokes by adjusting the limiter screw too much. There are a ton of videos out there. I particularly like the ones which Park Tools puts out.

As for brake pads they usually have generic ones available at the big box stores but for rim brakes I like to recommend the Kool Stop Salmon colored pads are very good.
https://www.amazon.com/Kool-Stop-Can...s%2C230&sr=8-7

make sure they are for cantilever brakes and don't get the "thin" ones. They cost a little more, but not much better out there.
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Also check the tires for dry rot, the Tioga tires I had was cracking pretty badly after about 10 years, I didn't ride the Aquila much back then and really didn't get into mtb till 5 years ago.
yours look okay, but can be sure with the pictures
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