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Khornight2

Member since Aug 2008 • Last active Jul 2015

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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Double bonus, I now have a bleed kit and no fear of bleeding brakes... Now what extra stuff would I need to work on shimano brakes? Some of thier mineral oil and I guess different spacers, anything else?
    (Partially because now I'm not that worried about messing about with hydro's I'm going to put hydro's on the polo bike, but mostly because everyone I'm racing with on Thursday has shimano's :-/. )

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Ha! They were squealing before, but they are silent now! :)

    Timeline of events:

    Change pads - brake squeals - take out pads and maybe push a piston out by mistake (this is when contamination may have occurred) - jam it back (Defo scratched the pads with screwdrivers) - bleed the brakes... Everything seems to be working but I'm worried the bike will crumble underneath me... Especially as I'm doing a race in the lakes on Thursday :-/

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    Will contamination be obvious? The question is did they get a tiny splash or none at all...

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    You know when they say dot 5.1 on brake pads means they are ruined and you need to chuck them... How serious is that? :-/

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    I don't suffer from hay fever or that grass rash... But burnt blistered skin full of sweet, yup.

    But the biggest blisters come when burnt while running then sweating from rollers...

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Ok what's the thing about not pumping hydro brakes when there are no pads in?! :-(

    I was doing the blob of grease on the back of the pads to stop squeecking thing, but forgot to put the locking bar in (avid elixier 3) and when I pushed the wheel in it pushed the pads out the back (they didn't fall out, just no where near the disc), I didn't notice and jumped on the bike and pumped the breaks a couple of times before realising somethjng was up.

    Managed to push the pads back into the right place, but they are firmly clamped closed and no amount of jamming a screwdriver between them is opening them...

    Ideas... What should I do?! :-(

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    "London and Bristol are, finally, building segregated bike lanes, proven to be the best way to prevent such deaths"
    Is that true?

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    Click r have low tension, supposed to be aimed at people who are scared of not being able to clip out.
    M454 and M545 are both shimano spd pedals with cages (plastic and metal, respectively), have used them both (as well as the click'r), they are good if your shoes aren't thin, where you can feel the spd parts protrude up above the cage.

    (Apparently there's also m647, not tried those...)

  • in General
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    Is that one of the children cowering in the background?

    I'd guess it's having a midlife crisis and keeps being dropped by younger riders so took his frustration out on a school child...

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