HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2005 4:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 7:10 pm
Posts: 442
Does anyone have any recommendations for cleaning the braking surface on zipp carbon rims. When new the re is a coated braking surface but over time the brake residue seems to fill in the braking surface. everything I have tied I can't seem to get it back to new looking. I thiought I had removed the braking surface but zipp says that is not possibe. Any suggestion greatly appriciated


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2005 5:08 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:37 am
Posts: 305
Location: USA
I used green kool stop pads and they work fine and dont leave residue on the braking surface. Work great on both my reynolds and 404's (carbon braking surface)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 5:08 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2005 5:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:32 pm
Posts: 1260
Location: the Netherlands
The mavic rim cleaner pad should work fine. (an aluminium/metall polish should do the job just as well)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2005 5:17 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 7:10 pm
Posts: 442
I was told not to use the green. I used normal shimano for a while. The wheels are a few years old when Zipp said you could use any brake pad. I think the worst i used was a set of aztec's that lasted 1 race. Zipp recommended goo be gone and a scotch bright pad, but that has not work either


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2005 5:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jul 04, 2004 12:51 pm
Posts: 337
Location: Denmark, University of Southern Denmark
sharkman wrote:
The mavic rim cleaner pad should work fine. (an aluminium/metall polish should do the job just as well)


DON'T DO THIS !

_________________
Principia MSLe Pro 9543g
If you accidently had to, could your bike take a smaller downhill ?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2005 6:26 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 7:10 pm
Posts: 442
Wasn't going to anybody else have any suggestions?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2005 7:15 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:32 pm
Posts: 1260
Location: the Netherlands
Quote:
DON'T DO THIS !


Sorry, by mistake I thought he was talking about the Zipp rims for clincher (although the pad actually works on carbon rims too, but is less agressive compared to scotch brite)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 7:15 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 3:52 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 10, 2004 4:39 pm
Posts: 1008
Location: Des Moines, IA
Don't mess with. You will either clean out, then get filled up with on next ride. Or you will actually remove the brake surface and ruin your wheels.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], ferrarista, Google Adsense [Bot] and 43 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. New Zipp 404, minor surface cracks or just aniso?

in Road

ictus

10

756

Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:21 pm

ictus View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Xentis carbon rims/wheels - anyone love them, how's braking?

in Road

jenfromzen

7

1490

Thu May 29, 2014 9:24 pm

liam7020 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Best DIY carbon fiber kits?

in Road

crimsonbadger

6

867

Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:11 am

jooo View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. HSC Carbon Fiber / Ceramic Hybrid Jockey Wheels

in Road

audiophilitis

10

1354

Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:26 am

dereksmalls View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Leading makers of 'production' carbon fiber road frames

[ Go to page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ]

in Road

Fourthbook

72

3344

Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:11 pm

phatphuk View the latest post


It is currently Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:22 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB