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Old 08-10-2013, 11:37 AM   #3181
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doesn't seem to be working out that way for the Tandem set; discs seem to be making very slow inroads into the Tandem world, as there's still plenty of ......... ...........all touring experience.


cheers!
To quote Willie Wier (kind of).
Have you ridden disk brakes personally on either a touring bike or a tandem?
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:21 PM   #3182
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To quote Willie Wier (kind of).
Have you ridden disk brakes personally on either a touring bike or a tandem?
in the rain, fully loaded, in an oh-shit moment?
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:24 PM   #3183
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in the rain, fully loaded, in an oh-shit moment?
Ceramic rims are wonderful in the rain, even on a tandem..
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:27 PM   #3184
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Andy you are such a GeeK...
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:59 PM   #3185
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and then there's the wear issue; i know people who pack extra disc pads shoes in their seatpacks because they've needed to change them in the middle of a trail ride. i've *never* had to pack a spare set of rim pads for a tour.
Whaaaat? Unless you just don't pay any attention to disc brake pads, you should never need to take those on a ride, either! Also, you have to look a tad harder, but you CAN see how worn they are without removing anything. And when you *do* need to change them, most require zero tools.

You might have some arguments for cantis in your favor, but not this one. Disc pads easily last hundreds and hundreds of miles, if not thousands depending on application. They're smaller and easier to pack and easier to change if you did want to take them with you and wear your set completely out, too.


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Old 08-10-2013, 03:19 PM   #3186
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Andy you are such a GeeK...
Did you ever meet Cliff Stoll? He's the original mad scientist. He made his own radar detector with a coffee can and a Mac Plus, and used it to measure speeds of cars on Colby street. With the data he acquired, he convinced the Oakland City Council to put in those speed bumps... and so now we have some fun jumps while riding home!

http://articles.latimes.com/1995-03-...or-cliff-stoll
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:13 PM   #3187
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Did you ever meet Cliff Stoll? He's the original mad scientist. He made his own radar detector with a coffee can and a Mac Plus, and used it to measure speeds of cars on Colby street. With the data he acquired, he convinced the Oakland City Council to put in those speed bumps... and so now we have some fun jumps while riding home!

http://articles.latimes.com/1995-03-...or-cliff-stoll
Cool article, I read the whole thing but sadly I have no idea who he is..
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:30 PM   #3188
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Nice Klein, what a steal at $50. You must be familiar with the Levis trails?
Heard of them but haven't made the trip over to check them out. I've only done the trails local to Eau Claire. Looks like they are about an hour from me. Worth the trip?
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:58 PM   #3189
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Sorry, no pics. But I just picked up a vintage Giant Iguana, probably from the early 90s. It was listed on CL, free, come and get it. And luckily, very close to home. I was expecting a real turd, but it's actually in VERY good condition, needs tubes and a tune up. It's going to be my "riding with the kids on the greenway" bike.
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:34 PM   #3190
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Now...on to the resto project...

Before...


after...


Now comes the fun part...strrrrretch the carcass.

aaaand wait...

Do yourself a favor. Don't ride those wheels. They've been known to disintegrate and that just causes bad things to happen.

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Old 08-10-2013, 07:36 PM   #3191
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Whaaaat? Unless you just don't pay any attention to disc brake pads, you should never need to take those on a ride, either! Also, you have to look a tad harder, but you CAN see how worn they are without removing anything. And when you *do* need to change them, most require zero tools.

You might have some arguments for cantis in your favor, but not this one. Disc pads easily last hundreds and hundreds of miles, if not thousands depending on application. They're smaller and easier to pack and easier to change if you did want to take them with you and wear your set completely out, too.


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There was a big stink at this years Cross Nats over discs. Seems some folks were wearing out a set of pads per lap.

Me? while I don't ride my mtn bike nearly as often as some, I'm going on a more'n a few rides on my Avid BB-7 pads.

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Old 08-10-2013, 07:50 PM   #3192
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There was a big stink at this years Cross Nats over discs. Seems some folks were wearing out a set of pads per lap.

Me? while I don't ride my mtn bike nearly as often as some, I'm going on a more'n a few rides on my Avid BB-7 pads.

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I have worn out a set of disc pads in a 12 mile lap of a race before but that was more my fault. I was running stupid aluminum rotors with organic pads. With that said, no rim brake pad would have made it through those conditions either. It was pretty much the worst mud I have ever seen.

I remember back in the day, we had replaceable cartridge rim brake pads, we would carry spares with us and change them on the trail. That is nothing new.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:18 PM   #3193
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Do yourself a favor. Don't ride those wheels. They've been known to disintegrate and that just causes bad things to happen.

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I know the history. I've a set of A23's with profile racing hubs waiting in the wings, and those are definitely known to *not* disintegrate." But having the rev-x's in the house is like cutting out lines of coke in front of an junkie. I know they're supposed to leave you with carbon fiber shards sticking out of your calves. Part of me is thinking "I think I'm ok with that."
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:22 PM   #3194
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I know the history. I've a set of A23's with profile racing hubs waiting in the wings, and those are definitely known to *not* disintegrate." But having the rev-x's in the house is like cutting out lines of coke in front of an junkie. I know they're supposed to leave you with carbon fiber shards sticking out of your calves. Part of me is thinking "I think I'm ok with that."
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:11 AM   #3195
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