1. GeekDadZoid

    V brakes

    I installed mini V brakes on my Holdsworth build so I could use standard road levers, but I think I would like to install full size v brakes on it and swap to some Tektro RL520. Spa have a good price on the levers, but wondering if anyone has a marine front and rear set of decent v brakes. Not...
  2. Crevice

    Question About Children's Bike Brakes

    I have an 8 year old grand nephew that I am pretty close to. I only get to see him briefly once or twice a month though. I did not buy his first bike but I picked it out. A Mongoose Boys' Motivator 20 in Bike. I also taught him how to ride a bike. I feel kind of bad though, I didn't expect that...
  3. Dale 1956

    New crank set and bleeding block for SLX 7120 brakes on order

    It takes the saint M820 so I order two of them they are cheap.For the crank set I went with a 48,36,26 T My 40,30,22 was nice but I got tired of spinning out going up hills.Back in 2009 my LHT came with this crank setup I think.the 48t will let me go down hill a lot faster and I should not spin...
  4. Dale 1956

    Shimano Bleeding block

    ? does the bleeding block not come with new hydraulic brakes I have my new SLX 4 piston hydraulic brakes but it did not come with the bleeding block.Guess I'll have to order this too before I can finish my brake install.
  5. FrothNinja

    When were cable operated brakes first used on mass produced bicycles?

    Hope this is the right forum for the question. When were cable operated brakes first used on mass produced bicycles? I've seen them on adverts for sportier mid 1930s models.
  6. P

    SLX brakes

    My SLX brakes were squealing and down on power, I replaced the rotor and pads. They were great for 3 outings, quiet and powerful braking. Unfortunately this evening they are back to squealing and spongy. Could the pistons be leaking brake fluid? Exasperated here, cleaned the pads and rotor with...
  7. L

    Durace rim brakes

    Hi all I recently had a brake issue on a long decent I looked at brakes myself and it appears the brakes have came loose via the single "spindel" secured through the forks I seen shimano docs for similar 9000 series but mine are 7850 ( I think ) series ...but on that I re tightened to a...
  8. D

    Flat mount brakes onto 74mm post front fork

    Hi folks Hoping to pick the community brains here! I've just picked up a Giant Escape 2 with Tektro 280 discs on it. The front fork is aluminium which I find a bit sharp on my arthritic wrists and I want to go to a carbon fork (which I've done on other bikes to great effect I've already got a...
  9. B

    Disk brakes verses rims

    My ebike has hydraulic rim brakes and have been trouble free .My first bike had disk on the front and rim on the back I was always having to adjust the disk brake ,my friends all have disk brakes on there's and always trying to adjust there's ,reading up on ebikes disk brakes seem to be popular...
  10. R

    Canti Brakes Squealing - suggestions please?

    The tandem has cantis fitted. Historically, there's been no problem with these noise-wise, and performance-wise they're pretty good too, albeit a PITA to set up. But recently they've started squealing, both front and back, and yesterday this reached epic, trumpet on the top register effect. I...
  11. S

    "bleedin brakes"

    Hi all, I have a Raleigh with Shimano hydraulic brakes, (never had them before). The front brake is fine, but the rear brake seems to lose "power". i got myself a hydraulic bleed kit and after watching various youtube vids I preceded to "syringe" from the caliper end back up to the handlebar...
  12. GeekDadZoid

    New brakes compatible with my Sora ST-3300

    Evening All The tektro callipers on my Dawes Giro 300 are coming to the end of life, I have serviced them but they just take far more setting up than is reasonable and I am thinking a new set of calliper might be a nice performance upgrade as well as offering easier setup. Not wanting to spend...
  13. G


    Hi there. I'm going to change the tyres on my bike. How do I loosen and separate the brake blocks from the wheel so I can get the wheel out. There is usually a lever but not on this bike
  14. G

    Disc Brakes

    Hi there A few weeks ago I was out cycling in the rain and I think some grit got into my front disc brakes because there was like a metallic sound. The disc brakes were perfectly fine before then. However, now the front wheel does not spin as freely as it should (when I spin it by hand). Any...
  15. gasinayr

    hydrolic disk brakes

    havn't used my trek mountain bike for a while got it out yesterday and found that the rear brake was locked on and the level was solid. Had to open bleed nipple on lever to release some fluid for it to release. Seems like the fluid had expanded while sitting
  16. Cycleops

    Now power brakes for cyclists

    A new patent applied for by Shimano offers electronic assisted braking.
  17. swee'pea99

    Anyone know about hub brakes?

    My daughter's pub bike has started emitting plaintive mewing squeaks from the front wheel hub, and turning the bike upside down and revolving the wheel has narrowed it down (I think) to the hub brake, which seems to be binding slightly (you can feel the friction). I know absolutely nothing about...
  18. gbs

    Hydraulic Brake Failure

    What are the warning signs of a failing hydraulic system? Do these brakes fail catastrophically or gradually over time?
  19. kingrollo

    Bleeding Ultegra Brakes

    Thinking of bleeding my ultegra di2 brakes - not something I have done before. seen the various bleed kits - with different prices - can anyone recommend a particular kit ? - any other tips tools required etc would be appreciated
  20. M

    Can I convert wheel to Disc brakes

    Hi guys I bought a Carrera Vendetta back in January, which I didn't realise at the time had extra wide tyres. Which I'm not keen on and seems to take a bit more effort that my previous bike with thinner standard Tyres, in hindsight I should of rejected the bike when I collected and picked...
  21. D

    Brakes and gears

    Hi I’ve got a set of xt m8100 brakes and a set of altus 9 speed shifter I’ve been trying to look but not sure if I’m looking rite but I’m wondering if theys adapter so I can combine to one or do I have to buy a new shifter thanks
  22. Wolf616

    Budget wheelset (quick release, disc brakes, 6 bolt)

    Looking to upgrade my RC520 wheels as the difficulty changing tyres is doing my head in. Can anyone recommend a good wheelset for under £150 that is QR and compatible with both disc brakes and 6 bolt? I've tried looking online but it's real hard to work out the finer technical details like...
  23. Ridgeway

    A return to rim brakes and surprised how poor they are

    Not ridden on rim brakes for around 5yrs or so, since then all my bikes have been disc, 1 cable and 2 hydraulic. Certainly have had some disc brake challenges and overall they can at times be a pain but overall i've been happy with then on my road and CX bikes. However i've just rebuilt an...
  24. T

    Bedding in new disc brakes

    Its been asked before, found differing ideas on the web so thought would ask to see if there is an agreed method that works best :okay:
  25. M

    Crossfire hybrid 2.0 Rear disc brakes Jammed

    Hi Newbie here looking for some advice I have a carera hybrid 2.0 and whilst on road the rear brake got jammed all of a sudden.They are so jammed that i cannot even press the brake level Upon checking the rear calipers i am able to move it manually however i cannot press the lever .I have tried...
  26. TimWinters

    Can Cyclo Mineral Oil Brake Fluid be used ith Tektro Auriga brakes?

    I need to fit new hoses onto my bike, so I will need to replace the brake fluid. I have looked at several options and think that Tektro's mineral oil is quite expensive for something that is essentially just like baby oil (I'm aware of that debate) I came across the Cyclo branded oil which is...
  27. Twilkes

    Upgrade to Promax RC476 disc brakes

    I have Promax RC476 brakes on a Cannondale Optimo, and they've never been particularly impressive, especially the back which I could never adjust so it could produce skid-inducing braking, just a general slow-down. The static pad adjuster on one of them has seized and the Allen nut rounded out...
  28. B

    Sticking Hydraulic Brakes

    Hi, I have a 9 year old Specialized Crosstrail Sport that has a front brake that seems to be rubbing the disc. Is it easy to dismantle and check, replace pads? The bike has not been well maintained and I suspect this is the problem. I have already replaced the derailleurs, cassette, bottom...
  29. 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...
  30. 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?
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