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Old 02-01-2013, 09:56 AM   #1
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Rub-A-Dub-Dub

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Rubbing disc brakes driving you nuts? Just a quick refresher on getting that squared away for ya.


http://youtu.be/W7I6qlSsGds


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Old 02-01-2013, 12:11 PM   #2
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Yes, yes they do. Gotta watch this tonight.



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Old 02-01-2013, 12:43 PM   #3
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I love setting up Avid mechanical discs.They're magic.

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I love setting up Avid mechanical discs.They're magic.
I've come to love disk brakes on a mountain bike, but I think I'd prefer mechanicals over hydraulics any day.
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There is more to setting up disc brakes than in the vidio but it is a good start. I think you nead to read the BBB along with the vidio. You nead to set the pads for a hard brake or a soft brake. On the one vidio he uses a rubber band to actuate the brake, I use a little clamp , it is inportant to tighten the bolts a little at a time or thay will move and torque the bolts to the right amount, to little and thay will loosen to much and you will have a hole with no threads. These are things I have come to find

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Good info. My bike has rim brakes at the moment, but it's designed to accept discs. I've been growing steadily more interested with the passage of time - especially having ridden in poor weather and frozen conditions. Rim brakes sound awful after a few miles of snow and frozen crud. Hate to think of what that sound means for the rims .

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Good info. My bike has rim brakes at the moment, but it's designed to accept discs. I've been growing steadily more interested with the passage of time - especially having ridden in poor weather and frozen conditions. Rim brakes sound awful after a few miles of snow and frozen crud. Hate to think of what that sound means for the rims .
I'm certain you can buy discs online for less than rim brakes from your LBS. Or close enough to make it a no-brainer.
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I have 3 bikes with disc brakes I don't think I would buy a bike to ride with out them, maybe a single speed.

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Good info. My bike has rim brakes at the moment, but it's designed to accept discs. I've been growing steadily more interested with the passage of time - especially having ridden in poor weather and frozen conditions. Rim brakes sound awful after a few miles of snow and frozen crud. Hate to think of what that sound means for the rims .
You ride a loaded bike disc brakes would serve you well. You can get mechanical disc calipers and rotor at reasonable prices online.

http://www.amazon.com/Tektro-Novela-Mechanical-Brake-Rotor/dp/B003UY8TL0/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1359823170&sr=8-7&keywords=Mechanical+Disc+brake+sets


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