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thanks, Ill tighten up the "QR" I actually don't have a QR on the wheel, its a hex bolt skewer.
Our Tandem makes little chime noises pretty regular, mind you we are running 203mm rotors. With the 160mm rotors you had to be really swinging off it to flex the fork and frame enough to get any noises out of the brake.
If you can deal with having a longer lever pull, open the pads up a little to allow a greater margin for flex.
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Did the same conversion (flat bar commuter, Nashbar CX fork, BB7) - no signs of rubbing ever (unless the rotor is warped or I set the pads really close). At worst, occasionally something seems to make a pad rub. A quick and gentle tug of the lever (just enough to engage the pads but not apply braking force) stops it.
Occasionally with the BB7, especially when the rotor is hot from a descent, but not so far with the hydros and TRP Parabox.
Stolen from WW re new stuff at Interbike
One more highlight.
I met with the folks at ACROS to talk about their hydraulic drivetrain system. I asked about Road as well.
Most likely 2013 for an ACROS Road group (everything but the cranks). Hydraulic Road brakes will be available as both disc and rim options.
It will be very, very light.
And it will be expensive.
ACROS has been forgotten a bit, but they actually produced a MTB groupset that is hydraulically activated, and is very good and light.
Seems like there might be something in the wings to get rid of all the cables on a roadie and have the nirvana of discs as well
[url]http://jedi-sports.de/product_info.php?language=en&products_id=4301]ACROS A-GE hydro MTB Groupset[/url] - Sorry, page is in German, and the english version only translates the top part of the page
Looks very nice - Shifter, FD & RD are Euro 1,570 (incl. 19% VAT) and only 427g
Latest on the Volagi range from Interbike - a bit of a video as well
HURRY UP AND GET THEM IN AUS DREW & ANITA !!!!!!!
The sleeping giant awakes…...
http://www.bikeman.org/index.php?option ... s&Itemid=4
Not so sure you could call this a cx bike but it could be a move in the (any) road disc direction
With that geometry, you can't call it a road bike.
It has 38mm tyres, cx brake levers and a triple crank set. If that isn't a cyclocross bike, then what is?
Interesting development though.
that's definitely a cx. the seat post bolt is interesting
Well must be just me.
To me cross means 30-35mm tyres and a single chain ring up front. Ok yes I do so like cross top levers but real ones which work from the cross tops.
You just cannot shoulder a bike with a top bar like that. I call this a drop bar hybrid disc bike but it also looks like a bad drop bar 29er ( DB29ers are and should be things of beauty...)
Anyway Google translation makes it all clear cut....
Giant published this summer will be the first to add a new shells are recreational sports design packaging both cars sports cars fitness of all-terrain vehicles ANYROAD.
In recent years, Giant is committed to the development in accordance with the needs of more people bike, new models for the purpose of rotating health, more reasonable frame geometry designed for the beginner who emphasize professional athletics market in general or commodity main so cars that people can choose it is rare.
The keynote good product design, of course, the parity is also important option for fitness beginners ANYROAD 2 carrying SORA 3x9 transmission system, the gear ratio is quite adequate, aluminum frame, the official suggested retail price is NT $ 21800.
Aluminum alloy also use complex deformation pipes quite prominent appearance, but do not have the sense of vulnerability of the carbon fiber, hide-seat bundle the past two years, high-level competition sports car design elements.
For beginners like fitness, the traditional competitive sports car brake is not really a people accustomed to the evil of tighter necessary body pressure lower hold the next bit of the brakes have more braking force, ANYROAD in so do booster car handle height settings such as mountain bike frame geometry, but provide curved design allows the beginner can also easily handle grip sports car, also auxiliary brake handle, let beginner faster brake reaction time, greatly enhance security.
Before the ride carbon fork, 140mm disc mechanical disc brakes.
Variable speed walking, hidden line design Fridays through conversion pipeline coating can also enhance the durability.
With the development of the wheel group with tire increase the tire width tread design can enjoy speed can also add more pavement applicability.
Interesting, tho' IMO Sora isn't the way to go. Better be mudguard compatible too.
Wonder if Giant wants any development riders down under...
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
i'll put my hands up - will do 10k on it next year if they like
Love your work!
Laughed myself silly, awesome translation.
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/10/11/fou ... n-america/
Santa Cruz Blur TRc XTR
Volagi Liscio Ultegra
Looks good there Chris - like it's meant to belong from the start.
Eagerly waiting to do the same to my very own Liscio !!!!
Pro Bike - Ben Berden’s cable actuated TRP hydraulic brake setup (CX Bike)
http://www.cyclingdirt.org/video/660355 ... sc-CX-Bike
SRAM Hydro Red finally making an appearance ...
Stolen from WW forum
About bloody time ..
Oh, and I have a nice early Xmas & birthday pressie coming ...
Just in time to get some miles in before the Alpine Audax Classic in Jan 13
Dats fonny lukkin'!
It should be hard to slip off the hoods then. We'll probably get used to the new look, like everything else.
Looks funny and big up close, but from a distance doesn't look so bad. Image is copyright, so had to link to the website
A lot of people seem pretty anti-disc brakes on CX and road bikes over at http://forums.competitor.com/topic/17959
Some are never happy.
Cannondale team made the switch
From the article ;
Not for all people, but they do work.
Jeez, that's been hit very hard with the Ugly Stick!
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