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Toum

Member since Nov 2018 • Last active Mar 2020
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    Yep, well that makes sense and did quite a lot of road riding in SF, i guess tarmac wears the tyre
    way more quickly than dirt

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    Thanks for the nice feedback ;>
    while inspecting the rear tyre, noticed that the wear is mostly on the left side, has anyone encountered this before? or am i just cycling crooked

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    Also flew bike with me to a trip to San francisco , there is soo many good places to ride there, just be warned - its not flat at all, had alot of grinding to do with 32x42 easiest gear, but the views took my mind of it :> while being there bought bagsxbird bag to carry my stuff around, i like it way more than the basket i had before, no more rattles.

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    Update on the build
    It was performing great, but the paint was in a sad shape with alot of scratches and burn marks from extra bits that were welded on. Did not want to spend money on a new powder coat paint, so decided to strip the paint with a paint remover(that i already had on hand) and spayed a few coats of clear lacquer on top. Quite chuffed how it turned out, not sure how long will it hold tough.

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    When i bought avids, they came with the adapters. Shimano did not. I guess it depends

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    There is this shop, that does some crazy discounts, you could hunt around there. Currently they a have a sale on sram level brakes just 14eur. but only the front,so you would need a new hose for the back. Also they have cheap shimano m315, nothing fancy but for a commuter who cares :) I just dont know if they ship to UK.

    https://www.rczbikeshop.fr/fr/sram-front­-disc-brake-level-t-160mm-postmount-l-75­0mm-w-o-disc-black-92-5019-891-070.html

    edit, forgot to tag you @hippy

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    Thats one big boy caliper, the lower bolt was definitely filed away. Shimano fit just fine, there is quite some wiggle room, attaching a better photo of the caliper. If i were you i would try what alsoPhilDAS suggested - fit a 180 rotor, there seems to be room, and it would be the least expensive way to sort this.

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    agh it seems i totally misunderstood you there, sorry about that, these are shimano deore M615 calipers - seem to work well

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    I have been using 160 rotors at the back, had no issues with clearance yet, but i have been running them slammed all the way back. These rotors are some generic avids, that came with china bb7's.

    But i have the same issue as you, on a different bike, just on the front, i just added a few washers until it stopped rubbing, tightened the caliper bolts more than usual, seems to work fine. Im a master of dodgy setups. Hope thats helps.

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