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ls01 04-20-22 04:07 AM

Anyone have experience with Spyre disk calipers? They are a straight mechanical cable pull caliper. Trying to get a feel for what will work on the disk bike if/when I pull the 12 speed stuff off it.

datlas 04-20-22 05:02 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22477926)
This, however, is. Makes you want to dance, eh?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD65l3o8uuI

You like the Piņa Colada Song?!? No thanks.

Bah Humbug 04-20-22 05:16 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22478006)
Anyone have experience with Spyre disk calipers? They are a straight mechanical cable pull caliper. Trying to get a feel for what will work on the disk bike if/when I pull the 12 speed stuff off it.

No experience, but last I heard (when they were OEM on the first disc brake tri bikes) they required frequent adjustment due to... something in the design that I don't remember.

Bah Humbug 04-20-22 05:17 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22478025)
You like the Piņa Colada Song?!? No thanks.

Just makes me think of Guardians of the Galaxy.

phrantic09 04-20-22 05:54 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22478006)
Anyone have experience with Spyre disk calipers? They are a straight mechanical cable pull caliper. Trying to get a feel for what will work on the disk bike if/when I pull the 12 speed stuff off it.

What about the hybrid mechanical/hydraulic?

ls01 04-20-22 06:47 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22478056)
What about the hybrid mechanical/hydraulic?

Also a possibility. But trying to keep weight and complexity to a minimum. If you have input I'm interested.

rjones28 04-20-22 06:47 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22477922)
No.

No appreciation of craftsmanship.

mvnsnd 04-20-22 06:49 AM

Great price on double sided power pedals: https://www.westernbikeworks.com/pro...3-power-pedals

I've been using these for a year and no issues other than battery changes.

rjones28 04-20-22 06:49 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22478006)
Anyone have experience with Spyre disk calipers? They are a straight mechanical cable pull caliper. Trying to get a feel for what will work on the disk bike if/when I pull the 12 speed stuff off it.

I had Spyres on my first CX bike. They work great.

rjones28 04-20-22 06:53 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22478032)
No experience, but last I heard (when they were OEM on the first disc brake tri bikes) they required frequent adjustment due to... something in the design that I don't remember.

All cable operated brakes require small adjustments as the pads wear.

Velo Vol 04-20-22 07:00 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22478025)
You like the Piņa Colada Song?!? No thanks.

Different song, thankfully.

Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22478106)
No appreciation of craftsmanship.

I appreciate what's worth appreciating.

ls01 04-20-22 07:05 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22478032)
No experience, but last I heard (when they were OEM on the first disc brake tri bikes) they required frequent adjustment due to... something in the design that I don't remember.

Thanks. Didn't know that. I put the question up in general population too.

ls01 04-20-22 07:09 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22478111)
I had Spyres on my first CX bike. They work great.

Thanks. They are pricey for mechanicals but check all the boxes for me.

Velo Vol 04-20-22 07:24 AM

Gonna buy my first (individual) bond in a long time. Seems like a pretty good return.


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fe7f098a0a.png

Next month the rate will be even higher.

WhyFi 04-20-22 07:29 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22477856)
Hey, we got another ice report from Mound!

Ice out was declared four or five days ago. :foo:

Mojo31 04-20-22 08:00 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22478148)
Gonna buy my first (individual) bond in a long time. Seems like a pretty good return.


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fe7f098a0a.png

Next month the rate will be even higher.


Make sure you go in with your eyes wide open. There are several things you need to know about them to determine whether they are an appropriate investment:

1. The rate is a combination of a fixed rate and a composite rate. The composite rate is adjusted every six months, and is adjusted based on inflation factors. The composite rate can go to zero. Currently the fixed rate component is 0%. With the adjustment of the composite rate, there is a potential that it could also reduce to 0% leaving you with an investment that does not grow at all.

2. You cannot cash out the bond in the first 12 months. After that, you can cash out the bond in the next 48 months, but you forfeit 3 month's interest.

The good thing is that the tax on the interest is deferable until you cash out. They may be a good investment for some in times of inflation, but not so good during times of minimal to no inflation.

Velo Vol 04-20-22 08:11 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22478184)
2. You cannot cash out the bond in the first 12 months. After that, you can cash out the bond in the next 48 months, but you forfeit 3 month's interest.

For money you don't need in the next year, it's a guaranteed 8%+ (if you buy before May). This is the only real downside.

LesterOfPuppets 04-20-22 08:15 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22478152)
Ice out was declared four or five days ago. :foo:

Spring Lake Bay says "not yet!"

Besides it's just a little slab of slush,maybe they call that close enough :)

Velo Vol 04-20-22 08:18 AM

Meanwhile my credit union rates. SMH.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...705bd09e92.png

Mojo31 04-20-22 08:24 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22478199)
Meanwhile my credit union rates. SMH.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...705bd09e92.png

No question that savings/money market accounts have not been a good place to store money in recent years. The bond market has not been good either.

I'm not dissing your idea. Just wanted to point out some risks. If you won't need the money for 18 months, it's a good deal for cash reserves at this time, although the amount you can stash is relatively small.

Mojo31 04-20-22 08:40 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22478190)
For money you don't need in the next year, it's a guaranteed 8%+ (if you buy before May). This is the only real downside.

That would be true for money you don't need for 5 years since you have the 3-month interest forfeiture if you cash out before then.

Even with the forfeiture though, the return would be far better than money market or savings accounts.

rjones28 04-20-22 08:40 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22478123)
Different song, thankfully.

I appreciate what's worth appreciating.

It even features a map.

big john 04-20-22 08:50 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22478126)
Thanks. Didn't know that. I put the question up in general population too.

Of course, if you mention weight someone is going to tell you to go to the bathroom before you ride, as if you weren't going to otherwise. "Why didn't I think if that?"
It only took a few replies. Surprisingly, no one has suggested leaving a water bottle at home. That usually comes up in weight related questions.

LesterOfPuppets 04-20-22 08:51 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22478199)
Meanwhile my credit union rates. SMH.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...705bd09e92.png

AMEX has a "high yield" savings account with a whopping .49876 rate.

Velo Vol 04-20-22 08:52 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22478219)
It even features a map.

Trophy is polishing a turd.


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