1. Twilkes

    Do cartridge V brakes squeal more than the all-in-one blocks?

    I put a new wheel in recently (Halo White Line Classic) and the squeal from the brakes is horrendous. Trying to stop coming down a ~10% hill put the bike into a full on hell-banshee shriek with the front of the frame shaking! I've tried adjusting the angle of the pads but no joy, and it's not...
  2. Chrismawa

    Grimeca Disc Brakes

    I've got an old Trek MTB that I'm wondering if its worth saving or breaking for parts. It's got a set of mechanical Grimeca disc brakes on. Can't find much info on these and the only matching item on eBay has the words "rare" written on it. Are these possibly worth anything?
  3. Richard A Thackeray

    'Spongy' Brakes

    The front brake on my CGR feels odd It's almost as if there's air in it However, it's not been touched as a system For the record, it's on RS505 'brifters' RS785 Calipers Metal 'sintered' (Shimano) pads Initially I thought 1. it was mud, as I cut through the woods/along the river (Calder)...
  4. B

    Delta Brakes

    Anybody out there has any set up procedures for the Campagnolo Delta Brakes?
  5. GuyBoden

    History of the Bowden Cable or commonly known as a brake cable.

    "The Bowden mechanism was invented by Ernest Mornington Bowden (1860 - 1904) of 35 Bedford Place, London, W.C. The first patent was granted in 1896. (English Patent 25,325 and U.S. Pat. No. 609,570) although its origin has been the subject of myth and dispute. The invention of the Bowden cable...
  6. T

    Cube Attain Race, Tiagra Group, Hydraulic Brakes, 56cm

    Selling this lovely Cube Attain Race. It is 56cm a beautiful grey colour with vibrant contrasting orange, it is very nice the pictures really don't do it justice. There's a few minor marks on the paintwork but nothing noteworthy. The groupset is complete Shimano Tiagra 20 speed including...
  7. DCBassman

    Tools...Madison Revell Mixte, and brakes.

    I'm going to need to service the headset and BB on this machine, so what tools am I likely to need? It's a British-built bike, so probably nothing exotic or untoward in threading, sizes, etc - at least so I suppose! Your collective wisdom much appreciated, as these are two jobs I've not done...
  8. Alex H

    Circlips for Disk Brakes

    Looking at replacing the pads on our Pino. The bolt holding the pads in place has a circlip on the end that looks like these. As they are small enough to lose quit easily, I thought I might get a few spares. Anyone any idea where I might get them and is there a 'proper' name for them?
  9. T

    **SOLD** Boardman Team Carbon Limited Edition - Ultegra Gears and brakes 53cm

    Selling this 53cm Boardman Team Carbon Limited Edition which has been upgraded with Shimano Ultegra 10 speed gears and brakes. All in working order and wanting for nothing, tyres are almost new. Has a few age related marks but nothing serious, still looks a stunner. Very light, fast and capable...
  10. G

    V brakes keep losing their tension

    Do I need new V brakes or something? I'll set the screws so the pads are equidistant and play the brake lever a dozen or so times, then I find that a few minutes later there's some resistance and rubbing and the screws need setting again. Same thing keeps happening over and over. I really hate V...
  11. lejogger

    Tektro Mechanical Disc Brake Advice

    Afternoon all, The missus has purchased a Boardman ADV 8.6W which came equipped with Tektro MD-C511 flat mount disc brakes. The calipers seem okay - fairly simple to adjust, but we're really struggling with stopping power. I'm not a mechanical disc brake novice, for example I have BB7s on the...
  12. Dwn

    Adjusting TRP HY/RD disc brakes

    Does anyone know how to adjust these particular brakes? I've changed wheels, which meant changing the rotors and the result is that the pads are rubbing against the rotors. Fwiw I've centred the brakes. I can head for the bike shop (Decathlon) who sold them, but the mechanics never seem to be...
  13. Donger

    TRP Spyre cable disc brakes ...... Part missing?

    I have just ordered and received two sets of Swissstop brake pads for my TRP Spyre cable operated disc brakes, but looking at videos and pictures online, a small part appears to be absent from the brakes currently on my bike. In the picture below, you can see what the pad retaining pin is...
  14. M

    Installing a brake on vintage bike: What is this called and how can I get one?

    hi there, I'm trying to install a weinmann rear brake to my vintage bike to match the front brake. I have all the parts except for this black nipple bit that attaches to the lever and seems to hold the cable housing still so that the lever can pull only the brake cable inside but i have no idea...
  15. T

    *SOLD* Jamis Ventura Race 2018, Disc Brakes, Tiagra 20 speed, 56cm

    I'm selling this very nice Jamis Ventura Race. 56cm It's a great all rounder, quick and fairly light but has 28c tyres which provide a nice comfortable ride. Has a decent spec including full carbon forks, TRP Spyre disc brakes, Tiagra 20 speed gears, Rtcher bars and stem, carbon seat post...
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  17. T

    Giant brakes difference

    Hello All There is difference in the brake between the Giant defy advanced 2 2019 and 2020 2019 has Giant Conduct SL Disc 2020 has Shimano 105 hydraulic both looks disc but what is the main difference Thank you
  18. GmanUK65

    Are there any alternatives instead of retaining clips of disc brakes

    So, I've got SRAM Apex disc brakes, the front pads have worn down so took them out. Thought I should check back ones so done the same. Obviously this includes taking out the retaining clip too. This is the first time in changing/inspecting the brake pads. If I knew about these retaining clips...
  19. NickTB

    New brakes or new bike?

    Hi all. I own a CAADX with Promax brakes which are now getting silly. I’m adjusting them weekly and they’re continuously spongy after a day or two, to the point where I’m feeling unsure whenever I’m out on it. someone has today recommended these as an alternative...
  20. fuzzybuddha

    Rubbing brakes

    I have noticed my brake pads rubbing on my tire. The pads are at the farthest part of the slot. Any ideas?
  21. G

    TRP Spyre Mechanical brakes pair sold, single left

    One pair of post mount TRP spyre mechanical brakes. Will come with front and rear adapters. £50 posted one set of pads but will need replaced. Now sold One single flat mount TRP spyre brake, also with adapter included. £25 + postage. Pads in but may need replaced.
  22. huggybear0

    Hydraulic Brakes

    Hi all I have Avid Elixir 5 brakes and I want to replace for a new set. Can you advise what I can replace them with. I don’t want to go mega high end just something reasonable. Thanks.
  23. M

    Mechanical vs Hydraulic Disc Brakes

    I've been looking into upgrading both my mountain and road bikes and one component that I've been looking at is disc brakes. I'm certain I want either or both new bikes to have disc brakes but was also looking at the differences between mechanical and hydraulic. My understanding is that...
  24. W

    This is my new bike, will I need hydraulic disk brakes

    Hi everyone I am new to road cycling and this will be my first bike,I have been on a friends road bike a few times and really enjoy it. First of all what are your views on this? I was wondering if I needed...
  25. Nigeyy

    Help me out: Shimano MT200 or Deore brakes? Or anyone with good experience with Avid Elixirs?

    At least over here, there seems to be a big price difference in Shimano brakes -you can either go for cheapy MT200 or then it seems to jump by 100% in price to the next level of Deore brakes. While I'm a gentle xc person, there are times on descents where my errr.. overweight body needs decent...
  26. W

    Road Bikes, V Brakes?

    Hi all, This may be a stupid question but why do a lot of the road bikes even ones upto £1000 not have disc brakes? If you were looking to buy a road bike what kind of brakes are the best?
  27. jamin100

    If you were buying a new bike - Disc vs Rim brakes

    So as the title suggests... if now in 2020 you were buying a new bike, would you even consider rim brakes ? I have a 5 year old supersix evo that I’ve upgraded over the years and it’s a really good bike.. however I’m itching for something new. My main “problem” is that this bike has the rim...
  28. S

    Ultegra 6700 10 speed STI levers and brakes wanted

    Hi as above I have F and rear mech and chainset just need mainly the levers to make up the groupset for my new build.
  29. Slick

    Bleeding Hydraulic Brakes?

    I've bleed my shimano 105 brakes as per the usual suspects videos on YouTube, I even repeated the process to ensure there was no stubborn air pockets, I then made the mistake of reading the instructions that came with the kit and I started following them before totally confusing myself so I...
  30. MontyVeda

    How effective/safe are rod brakes?

    There's an old bike in the cellar which i'd love to resurrect; single speed, sit-up-and-beg bars, step-through frame, no front wheel and rod brakes... make unknown (only because it's behind a lot of junk). Probably quite a lot of work involved as it looks like it's been repainted with Hammerite...
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