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    Messed Up Hope C2 Seal Replacement - Newbie Help

    Got my replacement calliper (and a spare hope sport lever into the deal) off eBay yesterday and fitted it today. It was a bit manky, so stripped it down, cleaned it and fitted new seals (with hunters lube this time!), flushed out the old brake fluid and replaced it and set it all up nicely. It’s...
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    Messed Up Hope C2 Seal Replacement - Newbie Help

    No idea, I’m afraid! It was in a jar my Dad gave me, told me it was silicon grease for use on the bike specifically.
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    Messed Up Hope C2 Seal Replacement - Newbie Help

    Thanks, I’ve ordered some of that lube off Amazon and was fortunate enough to find a C2 number 3 calliper and pro lever on eBay that I’ve just won. Looks like this may work out after all. As for replacing the pistons in the existing calliper, they’re both wedged absolutely solid in the...
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    Messed Up Hope C2 Seal Replacement - Newbie Help

    It's on a motorbike forum, but it looks like I've made the same mistake as this guy and the seal has reacted the with either the grease or the brake cleaner I used before I fitted the new seal (I could have sworn I'd cleaned it out properly), swelled up and seized up the piston...
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    Messed Up Hope C2 Seal Replacement - Newbie Help

    Evening all, I started out what I thought was a relatively simple job and have no idea what I've done wrong. I've got Hope C2 callipers and pro levers on my Pace RC200 F8 and one of the pistons on the rear calliper wasn't retracting properly and rubbing. This seems a pretty common complaint from...
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    Pace RC200 F8 Rear Wheel Alignment - Newbie Help

    I'm pleased to say "no", Stressed :lol: Anyways, closure: got the wheel back from LBS and, although it's spinning true now, the 2.40" Big Betty was still clashing with the derailleur cable. With the wheel off, though I was able to see why (the manual did say the frame was asymmetrical!)...
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    The MTB Introduce Yourself Here Thread V

    Hi folks, signed up yesterday to get some advice on an old Pace RC200 hand-me-down (more info and pics here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=421831). I found the site when a friend commented along the lines of "they'll go nuts for that on the retro bike forums" after seeing my...
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    Pace RC200 F8 Rear Wheel Alignment - Newbie Help

    Well....since you asked :lol: Warmer weather in the summer time, out doing some bridlepaths around Belton and Shepshed: Got the red Pace RC36 Evo Pro forks on, the limited edition ones, Hope Closed 2 and Pro lever brakes and a USE Sumo XCR suspension seatpost: Those RC36 forks (and you...
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    Pace RC200 F8 Rear Wheel Alignment - Newbie Help

    Thanks justbackdated, I took the wheel (and accompanying page from the frame manual re. wheel building) into LBS today and they're going to re-dish it for me. Just in case that tyre is still too fat for the frame when it comes back, I've got a narrower tyre to go on the back instead. Hopefully...
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    Pace RC200 F8 Rear Wheel Alignment - Newbie Help

    LBS==Local Bike Shop, right? That'll be Pedal Power in Loughborough for me Thank you every one so much for the helpful advice and comments.
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    Pace RC200 F8 Rear Wheel Alignment - Newbie Help

    Re: Re: Cheers, already found that suggestion elsewhere, but the cassette clashes with the brake calliper when I tried that (disc brakes btw), so couldn't get it all the way in to the dropouts. I guess I could try removing the brake calliper and trying again tomorrow when I've got some light back
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    Pace RC200 F8 Rear Wheel Alignment - Newbie Help

    Thanks d8mok, I've got the manual for the F8 with me and the sections on wheel building and "rear frame triangle and wheel" are identical to the doc you posted. I don't understand what I'm reading well enough, though, to understand if the wheel offset is intentional, although it does say:
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    Pace RC200 F8 Rear Wheel Alignment - Newbie Help

    Hi folks, firstly: hello! This is my first post as I've just signed up for an account here 8) I'm in need of some advice and a friend recommended the retrobike forum, considering the vintage of my ride. I've got a Pace RC200 F8 18" from 1999 that my dad passed on to me recently when he...
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