1. jay clock

    Difference between front and rear brakes

    I have bought a front and rear set of Shimano T610 v brakes with the cassette style brake pads. I can't see any difference between the versions other than the brakes shoes are mounted differently to avoid the pads shooting out Does that sound right?
  2. S

    Hub Gears and Drum Brakes

    Why don’t e bikes come with the above. The weight penalty is not a big issue and sue the minimal maintenance helps?
  3. R

    Front brakes , what are they good for ?

    I was pondering the other day that in the last ten years I can't ever think of ever using my front brake, I've never even fitted a new brake pad, my rear brake stops me fine at any speed and if I used a front at any kind of speed I would go head first over the handle bars. The only use for it I...

    How can I improve these brakes ?

    Hello all, Following on from a resent thread I posted with great success ( fitting V brakes to a MTB with cantis) Is there anyway I can improve these brakes using the same mount type. ?
  5. gazza81

    Hydraulic brakes

    Pulled the mtb out this evening for a ride in the morning and the brakes are a little soft. ive seen somewhere that you can cable tie the leavers overnight to get rid of some of the air. Do i need to open the res cap or keep it closed? Thanks
  6. fr188

    Weinmann 500 brakes nut diameter

    Can anyone tell me please the size of nut I net for Weinmann 500 callipers in mm’s.
  7. grellboy

    What levers do you need for hydraulic brakes?

    Probably a really stupid question - most of mine are! - but am thinking about upgrading the brakes on my cyclocross bike from mechanical disc to hydraulic. Having a look on ebay etc., can find calipers easily enough, but wondered about what levers are compatible. I imagine standard levers aren't...
  8. gmw492

    Disc Brakes or Rim

    I am looking at getting a disc brake winter bike, reason being I’ve read they are better for the wet weather than rim, Tiagra groupset says mechanical and 105 which says hydraulic, question is will the mechanical be the same braking as a rim brake with it not being hydraulic or do they perform...
  9. Randombiker9

    Question about brakes?

    So basically I used to ride my mtb but switched half a year ago the road bike. However I realised on the road bike one of the brake levers nearly reach the handlebars. (Back with my mtb when this happened the barrel adjuster fixed it which also had disc brakes) However the road bike has...
  10. Slioch

    Are Sora shifters compatible with cantilever brakes?

    I'm playing around in my head with making some changes to my touring bike, and would appreciate tapping into the profound wisdom of the peeps on here. My current setup is a triple chainring up front with 9 speed on the back, bar-end shifters and cantilever brakes. I'm thinking of getting Sora...
  11. P

    SLX brakes

    I have a pair of SLX brakes on my MTB, the pads aren't worn and I just have replaced the discs. The brakes have no bite, very poor performance. I did everything I need to to bed them in, I've just had the pads out, cleaned them and roughed them up against the concrete wall!! Anyone any...
  12. silva

    Mechanical brakes for wide tyres

    Case 62 mm tyres, so bigger distances to surround with V brakes, any solutions avail for this?
  13. C

    Tektro brakes married to Shimano hose?

    I´m in the process of fitting a Giant Conduct hydraulic brake kit to a cargo bike and need at least 2 metres of hose. BH90 hose in that length is cheap and readily available, whereas long Tektro hose is neither. Does anybody on here have experience of attaching the 5 mm Shimano hose to...
  14. Stef 1

    Adapter to fit flat mount calliper on IS mount frame?

    Hi - hope you can help, I recently purchased a Shimano 105 7020 groupset in the sales. Kicking myself now, as I should've done my homework first as my 5 year old steel frame has IS (international standard) mounts for disk callipers, whereas the callipers in the 105 groupset I purchased are...
  15. R

    Pinnacle Arkose - Small size - hydraulic brakes

    For sale is my trusted commuter. Very reliable but I have upgraded so need to move it on. I bought it on here about 2 years ago and have used it every week (except for when it was snow and ice). In total I think it is about 5 years old. I think it was all standard when I bought it but I have...
  16. Kevoffthetee

    160mm rotors on mechanical disc brakes

    couple of questions in one if i may... my 160mm shimano rotors have resin only marked on them, but most pads say kevlar, sintered or organic. am I just being stupid in thinking non of them are compatible with my rotor. which other brands have multi pad use? I was watching some Avid BB5 rotors...
  17. Denis99

    Centaur front mech, Sunrace 11-46 cassette,XTR V brakes, Lezyne Micro gps

    For sale, all include postage in the asking price. Campagnolo Centaur silver 11 speed braze on front mech. There is a scuff mark on the actuating lever, shown in the images. £15 posted. >>>> Shimano XTR M950 V brakes, new brake blocks . £75 >>>>> Lezeyne Micro GPS computer. Boxed...
  18. G

    Squeeking disk brakes

    I have recently acquired a wonderful squeeking/screeching sound from the brakes when applied fully and wondered if anyone had any tips on what I can do before taking it to the local bike shop. I have tried wipe down the discs and giving the bike and wheels a thorough clean that reduces the noise...
  19. Grievesy

    disc brakes squeak

    had my bike a few months new, changed the tyres on it to some Gatorskins, when I put the wheels back on, all was fine, but I've noticed that when I pull the brake lever hard the brake squeals as if I'm torturing the disc. I'm guessing this just isn't aligned correctly? tried taking the wheel off...
  20. winjim

    Campagnolo Athena Skeleton Brakes

    Single pivot rear, dual pivot front. Good condition although the pad holders are Lifeline branded replacements, not original. Pads as new. £40 posted.
  21. A

    Upgrading brakes on a Giant tcr road bike

    I have just bought a 2008/9 Giant tcr c3 road bike - yesterday actually. It originally came with Shimano 105 brakes, I think, but now has Concept Cex calipers fitted, front and rear (from a Focus bike I assume). I am new to bikes and I am finding lots of travel on the brake lever. I guess the...
  22. oldgreyandslow

    internal cable bars and hydraulic brakes?

    Is it possible to use bars with internal cable routing and hydraulic brakes? I have a new set of bars with internal routed cables and fancy using them on a bike which currently has external routing, just wondered if anyone has swapped to internal routing and if there are any pitfalls to look...
  23. Tom B

    Recommend me some brake pads for Avid Single Digit 3 Brakes

    I've not bought pads or blocks for cantilever brakes for many a year as I use disks. However the missus needs some replacement blocks for her trek. The bike carries some weight so decent pads are required and the cheapos arnt cutting the custard. What do you recommend?
  24. R

    Giant bike brakes

    Hi. I’ve got a giant propel with some dubious brakes. They are not calliper in fact I don’t know what they are called The problem is the brake cable is very close to the tyre very very close Last week I saw a man on a propel. A newer model and his brake cable has plenty of clearance. Can anybody...
  25. S

    Bleeding disc brakes

    Has anyone had experience of bleeding bicycle disc brakes. Im just wondering what places sell small syringes and also the small flexible plastic pipe that connects fom the syringe to the caliper bleed nipple. Finding these to items is proving somewhat difficult!
  26. ericmark

    Cable disc brakes failure and adjustment.

    The bike from Halfords was cheap £175, however it did what I wanted, to get out with camera so exercise and ability to stop anywhere to take pictures. However first time brakes had a problem, really caught me out, they had been so good, then came to anchor on and only slowed me down gently no...
  27. ozboz

    GB brakes , levers and 27 x1-1/4 wheels +...

    I'm going to start on my Hill-Special frame It is a 1950 frame so going to try and get it back to something like it's original spec , Though not all will be things of the day , I will add them for aesthetic purpose , Derailleurs etc I hope to keep as per 50's look also handle bars , So any one...
  28. grellboy

    TRP 925 825 incompatibility. TT brakes.

    A little niche I'm sure but anyway fingers crossed for an expert. I'm currently getting a TT bike fitted together by my LBS. The frame itself is an Argon 18 and about 10 years old (but new!). Anyway, originally the frame would have been fitted with trp 825 aero brakes but as far as I can see...
  29. B


    which brakes are more reliable in wet and dry and to be able to sort out if touring mechanical or hydraulic discs in the past ive used centre pull sidepull cantis and v brakes
  30. jeffoi

    Oddities of drum brakes?

    This morning my front left drum brake kept sticking on and would only release after my wheel had turned a couple of times (not fully on, but on enough to make me slow setting off). Is this an oddity of drum brakes I've just never noticed before, or do they need a service? Or, given it was...
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