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What road bike do you have?

Old 08-12-20, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by cyclebycle13
How's the rotor centering when you install/remove the front wheel? A friend of mine had one a couple of years back and had issues with the front wheel and brake rub every time he took the front wheel off (to fit in his car) and then remove it?
Right now, I'm not having any issues with centering the front wheel rotor in the front brake caliper. I've also not removed the front wheel since it was built as I haven't had a need to. I can't imagine why I couldn't realign it if I did so.

If I stand up and hammer on the bike, I can occasionally hear some rubbing, but that seems to be going away as the brake pads are starting to wear in a bit...and my understanding is that that's not too uncommon since the frame and wheels flex when standing and the pad tolerances are tight.

Regarding your friend, there are a few variables. It could be down to how the caliper is torqued down or how much torque is applied on the thru axle. The brake rotor could have also been warped from heat or the wheel might not be true, though run out might not be that significant that close to the hub. If he's placing the bike inside the car and laying it flat in an SUV, I suppose he could have also tweaked the fork somehow or bumped the caliper out of alignment.
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Old 08-12-20, 05:25 PM
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I have the same wheelset, and yes get occasional rub when under heavy load. Havenít seen the issue with rotor centering though, and Iíve taken off the front wheel several times.
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Old 08-12-20, 05:42 PM
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Old 08-12-20, 08:32 PM
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Really Beautiful. I have an Eddy Merckx too - just got it and will follow suit in doing some of the same upgrades. Love the modern retro look!
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Old 08-12-20, 08:33 PM
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Looks like an absolute beast!
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Old 08-13-20, 04:14 PM
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Old 08-13-20, 06:27 PM
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SL6 Tarmac Pro
with Bontrager Aeolus XXX4 wheelset
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Old 08-17-20, 11:37 PM
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Old 08-18-20, 12:21 AM
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Old 08-18-20, 09:01 AM
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Banxwondar,
That Felt is sitting there grumbling at the fact that it is inert. It looks like it wants to go fast. Go, now, ride!
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Old 08-18-20, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by zatopek
Banxwondar,
That Felt is sitting there grumbling at the fact that it is inert. It looks like it wants to go fast. Go, now, ride!
😁 oh donít you worry, it went plenty fast descending the backside of Hawk Hill ( hills in the back) 😉
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Old 08-18-20, 09:31 PM
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Old 08-19-20, 02:11 PM
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I wanted to post picture of my new allroad bike, but I cannot, so only text.

The first two posts I made in the last 7 years were with embedded picture attachments. And recently I got a new bike (first few months, rode 80% gravel and got bored and now riding 80% road) and wanted to post a pic but I cannot post pictures now.

It seems mods have introduced some weird rule. They must be roadies or ex-roadies, lol. No offense mods, just kidding.

At the rate I was posting before, it would take another 20 or 25 years to post picture of my new bike.
So posting little bit more often and 4 more to go. If I fall back to old frequency, it will still take another 10+ years to post picture of my new bike!

Anyway, picture or no picture, text or no text, important thing is to keep riding. Did 90km, 170km, 120km and 65km last week (off from work).

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Old 08-22-20, 01:49 AM
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Old 08-22-20, 08:23 PM
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Nice to see my thread is going strong after 17 years!

Just picked up a new 2019 Scott Addict SE Disc, my first road bike with Discs & Di2!

Update: Uploaded better pic!


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Old 08-24-20, 08:28 AM
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Old 08-30-20, 06:18 PM
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Vitus Zenium-- works for me
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Old 08-31-20, 05:41 PM
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Made some small changes to the BMC over the last couple months (stem, bags). Now to ignore my better judgement and get a wheelset...
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Old 09-02-20, 10:20 AM
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Old 09-02-20, 05:00 PM
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Old 09-04-20, 03:13 AM
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My two. Trek Madone SLR 6 with Roval Rapide CLX wheels, Stages 3 power meter, Montrose Pro saddle and Speedplay pedals upgrades. Next will be the groupset. Wilier Zero6 with Sram Red and Zipp 303 wheels.
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Old 09-05-20, 12:10 AM
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Old 09-06-20, 07:04 PM
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Old 09-08-20, 01:41 PM
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Had a ribble R872 with Ultegra groupset as my main bike for last 5 years. Have upgraded it to a Giant Propel with Di2 because I got lazy servicing the gears!
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