FOOKING AVIDDDDD !!!!!!
I do like Hope brakes, but Formula are my new fave brake
Do you sell crapierres at all ?
Case in point today - had a kona in with a old m4 caliper on it , just needed pads . One of the pins had seized and rounded off ( for those not familiar the m4 has 4 separate pads , one for each of its pistons ) . to cut a long story short ( customer waiting ) I split the caliper so I could get it in the vise . So tight the pin was twisting , had to resort to the drill , couldn't heat as no spare seals . drilled the head off , cleaned the thread , as well as the others . I even discarded the old rusty bolts . popped the half back together . Set lever level . At this point there were about 8 or 9 people in the workshop doing various things . Cap off . Fook no piston spacers !! . For future reference the gap is 12mm ( a 12mm allen key and 2 6mm
) 8mm spanner the nipple open and gave the lever a squeeze dumping a squirt of dot straight onto the floor . refill lever . repeat and straight away a solid feel . repeat a few more times so it was all new fluid and pop the cap back on . clear up . pads in . Center the caliper ( fooking love I.S ) and it got sent out the door .
So I had a hope caliper apart and bled with new bolts using a sh*t load of bodging and make do and it still took a fraction of the time it takes to bleed an avid
I will never forgive formula for the 4 bolt rotor
"It also has a seat. I don’t use it, but you probably will for the first few years until you build up the muscle."