gbyers said:Only take the bike to bits when its raining (KML) (Know My Limitations)
Cantis are in a special, evil, league of their own. There's probably a big stack of effigies, toads and herbs in the yard at the back of the bike shop.Andy in Sig said:I'm convinced that the lads in the LBS don't do normal mechanicing on them: they have actually learned genuine white magic somewhere which empowers them to deal with the damn things.
That's when a knowledgeable and loving partner comes in handy!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]Keith Oates][quote name= said:I have just fitted some Avid shorty things to one of my bikes. can I get them to stop squealing' date=' can I buggery. [color=red']And you need at least three hands to fiddle with them[/color'].
Baggy said:Last night I decided to fit spanking new cantis on to my beloved Betty. To say I'm wrestling with the fitting is something of an understatement. The weather is gorgeous, I'm on holiday, and my other bike is awaiting a new spoke. Wah!
So what was it then Baggy? Couldn't get the canti's on the braze ons? trouble with the spring clips? I'm intrigued to know.Baggy said:They seemed very nice, but confirmed "it's not rocket science, but unless you know the technique it's not easy".
They are talking about the secret technique that only bike mechanics know.
I bet it takes them 30 seconds to fix
Which is why the special tool for the job is called a 'third hand'....Trembler49 said:I have just fitted some Avid shorty things to one of my bikes. can I get them to stop squealing, can I buggery. And you need at least three hands to fiddle with them.
Who are you calling a special tool, eh?Arch said:Which is why the special tool for the job is called a 'third hand'....
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