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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:13 am 
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When I have the wheels off my modern bike I put beer coasters in the gap between the pads.


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FairfaxPat wrote:
When I have the wheels off my modern bike I put beer coasters in the gap between the pads.
Yup, anything to space the pads whilst the wheels are off is a very good idea, say a 2p piece taped in, a chunk of clean cardboard, anything really, just so long as it's clean & oil/grease free ;)


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Location: Near a tree, by a river in a hole in the ground....
USE Alien T clamps (bit he seat clamps into) are surprisingly useful on certain models of Hope brakes when bleeding


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Somehow my mate managed to not do up his QR properly on one of his first rides out, when he got to a log the wheel fell out of the dropouts and he grabbed the brake. Not using discs myself and with no multitool around I was quite pleased with myself for attacking it with some expired credit cards/student cards/library cards. Didn't open it up completely but it was good enough to get the wheel in and make it rideable.


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<Unneccessarily antagonistic mode>
Yet another reason why I think Avid BB7s are better than hydraulic brakes for on a bicycle.
</Unneccessarily antagonistic mode>

:lol: :lol: :lol:


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Just got a BB7 front for my Kona, fitting it tonight. Ironically, I will have to watch out as I will be swapping wheels between the Kona and the Tomac and I would hate to cause this problem while doing so...


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