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Old 10-13-13, 04:55 PM
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I'm really digging the disc brakes on my 29er. First bike I've owned with disc brakes and I like 'em!
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Old 10-16-13, 12:39 PM
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Zombie thread, disc, mechanical or hydros.
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Rod-actuated spoon brakes for me. You youngsters knock yourselves out with those other contraptions.
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Old 10-27-13, 07:33 PM
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zombie...
hahahaha ))
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All this silly talk about brakes, they just slow you down and add unnecessary weight.
I just say take 'em off...lol
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Old 12-07-13, 01:53 PM
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Are short-pull brakes generally faster than long-pull brakes?
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Old 12-11-13, 12:36 PM
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Please define "faster".
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It is not the purpose of brakes to make you go faster.
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Old 12-12-13, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Grimlock View Post
Please define "faster".
OK, I was looking at a Schwinn CrossFit inside a Canadian Tire and noticed that between the brifters and the cross-top or interrupter levers, the cross-top levers seemed like I didn't need to pull a lot to get the brakes to work. With the brifters, I had the impression I had to pull farther, longer to get the brakes to the rim.

Like are short-pull brakes going to get there faster then you start pulling on the brake levers.
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Old 12-12-13, 12:04 PM
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The "brifter" (I hate that word) levers aren't long-pull. They're long levers activating short-pull brakes. The interrupters are shorter levers with the same leverage, so there's less physical travel at your fingers. You lose mechanical advantage and the ability to modulate.

Take a look at the chart at the bottom of this article.

In the event you need to make an emergency stop, apply the the levers your hands are closer to instead of reaching for the faster brakes.
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I just kinda wanted to get involved in this thread. And, I don't think I've ever posted in the mtn. forum.

My commuter/all-arounder is a steel cross bike with low-end Tektro cantilevers. I recently switched my cx race bike to TRP CX8.4s V's, replacing FSA SL-K cantis. I love them, the braking is vastly improved, no mud issues, and I can brake later and less.

Now when I jump on my commuter I can't stand the lack of stopping power with the cantis. With full panniers in the rain, it's downright dangerous.

Think I should be able to fit some Tektro RX5s with my full fenders and Shimano 105 9-speed levers. I should have enough clearance with the fenders and not bottom out the levers.

Haven't used disc brakes yet, but for me, V brakes are much better than cantilevers. Excited to try them out on the commuter, and excited to be a part of this thread !
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Originally Posted by nayr497 View Post
I just kinda wanted to get involved in this thread. And, I don't think I've ever posted in the mtn. forum.
Welcome to the Mountain forum. Gang, this is nayr - - he just arrived here from the year 2000; please welcome him and and help him get acquainted.




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How many know the basic mechanics of Levers in general ?

Q: what is the difference between types 1. 2. &3? ..
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
How many know the basic mechanics of Levers in general ?

Q: what is the difference between types 1. 2. &3? ..
1........or 2..........
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Old 02-07-14, 02:26 PM
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OK whats type one ?
and whats type 2 , which calipers are corresponding to that type ?


we are talking neolithic mechanics here

ancient Greece wrote about it
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OK whats type one ?
and whats type 2
No . . . Who's on first. What's on second . . . .



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A the voice if a head injury speaks ..
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I like Greek food.

I'd kill for some saganaki right now.

Whoever came up with flaming cheese was way more of a genius than those stupid lever guys

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Is there any potential my cantis could go the same way as the flaming cheese?

How long should I cook them before consumption?

(The cantis - not the cheese)
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When this thread started I still had hair on my head. I love V-Brakes, no annoying brake chatter on carbon forks.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I like Greek food.

I'd kill for some saganaki right now.

Whoever came up with flaming cheese was way more of a genius than those stupid lever guys
Not quite the same, but...

I've recently started making my own paneer. Frickin' awesome! Fry it up and combine with your meal of choice = tits!
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Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
not quite the same, but...

I've recently started making my own paneer. Frickin' awesome! Fry it up and combine with your meal of choice = tits!
WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO THAT PANEER TO MAKE IT TITS!?!?! Also, making your own pannier is way less delicious.
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This thread on 30 years will be interesting.

Though .. it did help me underatsnd what i may need to do with my canties on the GT (throw them),yet i am not still convinced on the V-brake due to the fact that i had success in making a russian tourist bike's brakes stop like hell and with chinese pads to top it all .So its either the super designed soviet bike alluminium brakes that are fooling me ,or the horrible design on the shimano canties that is responsible for the bad reviews on them .We''ll see after i make those work .


Anyway ,waiting another 16 years .
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I was debating on cantilever brakes or linear pull brakes for a bike I'm working on and Google'd for opinions. This came up. It has to be bumped so it never dies.
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