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09-19-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By byscott

Suit yourself, buckwheat. I’ve been doing this...

Suit yourself, buckwheat. I’ve been doing this stuff forty years, including a couple stints in bike shops. I have a couple bikes with mechanical discs. He’s got one brake that works like he thinks it...
09-19-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,186
Posted By byscott

Swap the front and rear brakes. If the front...

Swap the front and rear brakes. If the front brake still bites hard, it’s not the brake or the pads. If the rear brake still doesn’t bite, it’s a cable/lever/rotor issue.

Swap the rotors. If the...
09-18-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,565
Posted By byscott

Good point. Lately most of the wheels I’ve built...

Good point. Lately most of the wheels I’ve built are leisure/touring/gravel wheels, so I haven’t seen anything you would characterize as a “lightweight” rim. Mostly CR-18s for budget builds, Velocity...
08-29-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By byscott

No argument there, I guess. The bottom line is...

No argument there, I guess. The bottom line is probably that properly torqued fasteners are unlikely to come loose, though I do notice that I’ve received several rotor bolts with thread lock...
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By byscott

Obviously a subsidiary of the better known...

Obviously a subsidiary of the better known supplier, CampGranola.
08-26-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 515
Posted By byscott

I use Phil Wood Tenacious Oil also. I suspect it...

I use Phil Wood Tenacious Oil also. I suspect it is a repackaged gear oil, but have no idea which one or what type. If I didn’t have Phil’s oil on hand, I would probably pick up some synthetic gear...
08-23-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By byscott

Good call.

Good call.
08-23-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 372
Posted By byscott

Like a lot of you, I’m sure, I’ve bled plenty of...

Like a lot of you, I’m sure, I’ve bled plenty of brakes systems on cars and motorcycles. Seems like there are two ways to do it — by force or vacuum — but the common denominator is that bleeding goes...
08-20-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By byscott

You don’t mention if they are mechanical or...

You don’t mention if they are mechanical or hydraulic brakes, but I’m assuming they’re hydraulic. You may have a dirty brake seal that is preventing one piston from retracting far enough. I ran into...
08-19-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By byscott

I have a lot of bike-specific tools, acquired...

I have a lot of bike-specific tools, acquired over 40 or so years. I have never bought a “tool kit” of any sort. I think “get tools as you need them” is good advice. The other bit of advice that I...
08-17-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By byscott

At the risk of inciting a furor (which, truly, I...

At the risk of inciting a furor (which, truly, I am NOT trying to do):

I think Phil Wood grease is an excellent product and it always worked very well for me. But I doubt that Phil Wood has Grease...
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