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Old 08-05-2012, 08:25 AM   #24661
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:52 PM   #24662
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Our local MTB trail has a nature trail that runs around it. This afternoon I am going to take my 6 year old on it to see how she likes riding on gravel. She is very excited, and keeps try to get mom and her sister out of the house so we can go! Its not much, and its going to be very hot so I don't know how she will like it, but I bet she will. She always watches when I leave to ride the actual trail, so I think that is her way of showing she wants to join in. We shall see...
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:25 PM   #24663
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How about Mr. Thyen, he's concerned with, "noise from the bikes."

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Old 08-05-2012, 03:16 PM   #24664
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That is a nice looking bike, but I'm not sure about the discs. One thing I don't care for on my Vaya is the disc brakes. They're powerful, but noisy as hell. It sounds like a garbage truck hauling itself up to a stop. People turn to look to see what all the racket is about. And they make sense on the Vaya as it's a more touring oriented bike, but I think they're probably overkill on a roadbike...
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:46 PM   #24665
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I think that all depends on the brake and rotor combo. I've used the Avid Mech's and they aren't too loud, and hydraulic's can be nice and quiet. On my commuter, though, I have Avid Mech's with low end Shimano center lock rotors. Had to used those rotors for caliper clearance and they sound (and feel) like a bag of rocks... Maybe they just need to break in better. There's only a couple hundred miles on them.

Are the drop bar lever disk brakes getting any better? I always heard the leverage kinda sucked.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:23 PM   #24666
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Just got home from the final ride before the VT trip Tuesday. Man, was it nasty!!! 74% humidity... 56 miles, 3:27, 3030 FT of climbing... Gotta go wash the sweat off the bike, and clean it up for the trip. Anyone who rode today deserves at least one beer!!!


I thought about it...for about a second
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:54 PM   #24667
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I thought about it...for about a second
It was fawkin' hot!, but I had to do it! My 60 Yr old riding buddy is a climbing fool, and it's hard enough to even stay close! Gotta keep riding them hills! The Speed Trip has been spending a lot of time in the barn... I've got close to 1600 miles on the Rhygin.

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Old 08-05-2012, 08:02 PM   #24668
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Our local MTB trail has a nature trail that runs around it. This afternoon I am going to take my 6 year old on it to see how she likes riding on gravel. She is very excited, and keeps try to get mom and her sister out of the house so we can go! Its not much, and its going to be very hot so I don't know how she will like it, but I bet she will. She always watches when I leave to ride the actual trail, so I think that is her way of showing she wants to join in. We shall see...
And she liked it! Says she wants to go back, just not tomorrow

She only crashed once, while turning in a rather sandy area (her dad crashes like that too). Other than that, she went just shy of two miles, and had a smile most of the time.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:36 AM   #24669
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:56 AM   #24670
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The girl actually working on the bike however
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:58 AM   #24671
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The girl actually working on the bike however
I was thinking the same thing!
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:08 AM   #24672
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One thing I don't care for on my Vaya is the disc brakes. They're powerful, but noisy as hell. It sounds like a garbage truck hauling itself up to a stop. People turn to look to see what all the racket is about.
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I think that all depends on the brake and rotor combo. I've used the Avid Mech's and they aren't too loud, and hydraulic's can be nice and quiet. On my commuter, though, I have Avid Mech's with low end Shimano center lock rotors. Had to used those rotors for caliper clearance and they sound (and feel) like a bag of rocks... Maybe they just need to break in better. There's only a couple hundred miles on them.
MY MTB brakes (Avid Elixer CR) are noisy, too. Yet, my GF's MTB (Avid Elixer), with the same pad/rotor combo is whisper quiet. I've cleaned my rotors and sanded the pads. It starts out quiet, but, ends up back to the same noise. I'm just running it, the way it is.

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Are the drop bar lever disk brakes getting any better? I always heard the leverage kinda sucked.
A local LBS told me the same thing, but, has proven unfounded. They just feel different than rim brakes.

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And they make sense on the Vaya as it's a more touring oriented bike, but I think they're probably overkill on a roadbike
Not at all. In the mountains, loaded up, or in crappy weather, they're the only way to go. Much more consistent, less maintenance, and never have to worry about fade.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:38 AM   #24673
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"MY MTB brakes (Avid Elixer CR) are noisy, too. Yet, my GF's MTB (Avid Elixer), with the same pad/rotor combo is whisper quiet. I've cleaned my rotors and sanded the pads. It starts out quiet, but, ends up back to the same noise. I'm just running it, the way it is."

Could be an alignment issue. I know most calipers have those dished washer to allow them to be aligned properly. Maybe try setting adjusting them, or take is a step further and have the mounts faced at you local bike shop. If it's the rear brake specifically, maybe it's some harmonic frequency the frame helps produce. I think that's more likely with a steel frame, though.

Of course, a little grease on the rotors will quiet those brakes right down
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:23 AM   #24674
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Of course, a little grease on the rotors will quiet those brakes right down
I knew a guy when I was in high school who wd40'd the rims of his Trek road bike to quiet them down.
When he realized his mistake, as he was riding the bike, he wound up sticking his finger into the spokes and breaking it trying to wipe the rims off.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:50 PM   #24675
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When he realized his mistake, as he was riding the bike, he wound up sticking his finger into the spokes and breaking it trying to wipe the rims off.
Did he ride in the tour de france this year?
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