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 Post subject: Re: Brian's Bike
PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:17 pm 
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All nice and tight with only about fifty miles on it in total. The forks are armchair confit table and a bit bouncy but I quite like it as it suits the more relaxed style of riding required given the brakes.


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 Post subject: Re: Brian's Bike
PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:37 pm 
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Looks like you got a better quality mech :wink: and boingy forks sound like they will be great for commuting given the state of the roads these days so you should find them very well suited indeed for the intended purpose 8) ...


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 Post subject: Re: Brian's Bike
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:42 pm 
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Doing me proud Bud.

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 Post subject: Re: Brian's Bike
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:07 pm 
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Is that a pint of ale in your water bottle THM?


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 Post subject: Re: Brian's Bike
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:13 pm 
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Frothy sample?

Sorry I didnt read this sooner and always a shame when a mate goes.

I doubt that even the original brakes had had chance to bed in. I'm bemused by the lots of hooey written about discs. Hydraulic depends on the flexing of the hose, the calipers, the levers etc. I find just about all cable brakes the same as long as the brake lever doesnt flex.

Even the cheap nasty ones work well once bedded in. What doesnt help is when the novice rider sprays all sorts over them, buggering up the pads...


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 Post subject: Re: Brian's Bike
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:24 pm 
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Blackcurrant.

Got some BB7s and XT levers for the next imminent build. Tired of faffing with hydraulics.

Weird how it goes. He was on my landing looking at my books last night. His death troubles me.


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 Post subject: Re: Brian's Bike
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:05 pm 
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It's great to see you've out on the trails again on the Briamondback THM and i can't be bothered with hydraulics either as i found out a while ago that a well set up V brake is more than up to the job ;) .

Well you either imagined seeing him on your landing last night or he really is haunting you :roll: ..


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 Post subject: Re: Brian's Bike
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:50 am 
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The cable discs are fine. Takes a bit of a pull to control a nasty downhill but more than adequate for me. I don't really do technical.


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 Post subject: Re: Brian's Bike
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:09 pm 
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I like technical but not when it comes to sorting brakes out miles away from home so i prefer my brakes to be easy to work on for that reason and as for mechanical brake discs i've never set them up although i did have had ago of my youngest sons GT many years ago which had a set of mechanical brake discs on which seemed to have fairly good stopping power but they didn't impress me enough to want any but as long as their good enough for your needs then that's all that matters ..


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