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Tacx brake shoe tuner

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by oldgitofkent, 28 Aug 2007.

  1. oldgitofkent

    oldgitofkent New Member

    Location:
    Gravesend
    Has anyone used one of these. I have 3 bikes and hate setting the brakes
     
  2. robgul

    robgul Guru

    Yes - it's OK but only really works with Vee brake type pads (i.e. not calipers on a road bike)

    I have made a couple of shims out of plastic for setting the road bike blocks - works, and cost nothing!

    Rob
     
  3. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    re-opening an old thread here as I'm considering getting one of these Tacx Brake Shoe Tuners.

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    looking at it... I can't see why it's only of use on V-brakes as Robgul states.

    Can anybody offer any further info?
     
  4. Me neither.

    In fact I very nearly bought last week from Rose Bikes, but the shipping charges meant it wasn't viable, and on reflection I figured I'd stick with my trusty piece of card and a cable tie.
     
  5. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    I'm intrigued! Please tell me more

    I'm currently losing my marbles putting new blocks on (centre pull calipers... or is it cantilevers) :wacko:
     
  6. I just use a piece of card that I fold over the rim and then place against the rim so the brake blocks press against it, (so it gives a tolerance between pad and rim when cable is tightened and card is removed), and I use a cable tie fastened but with a loop left at the end and slip it over the back edge of the pad/block to create some toe-in, (as rear of pad/block won't be able to sit flush with rim due to the cable tie).

    Hope that makes sense, works for me :thumbsup: