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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:25 pm 
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The Omegas are by far good enough, a substantial improvement to my Zero Gravity's that I was using before. We're also talking TT's and tri's, so there shouldn't be too many really hard brakes anyway... I'm VERY happy with my Omegas.

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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:25 pm 
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I had considered to use them on my Cervelo S2. I usually ride in hilly terrain and we also do a TTT on every group-ride on a downhill section (-2% over 18km and mostly wind from behind). So aero is important but to come to a stop when a truck underestimates our speed is more important.

Why are there so many of you only using the front brake? I thought they come as a pair? (Now I guess they don't)


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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:13 pm 
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I am using them on my Cervelo SLC front and rear and they work more than fine but as mentioned they are not as strong as my EE brakes were. They stop me more than good enough.

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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:26 pm 
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EEs would be my favorite but they are way to expensive.

Did you have any problems with tax? Since I'm in Germany I wonder if I have to pay the VAT in America and in Germany. Of course I would prefer to have only the american VAT :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:32 pm 
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I am thinking that a great set up might be the EE on the back and the Omega on the front and I might go that way on two of my builds. I think the aero on the front (even just for a cleaner looking set up) is a great look and cleans up the front end so much. Oh and aero too.

As for tax and such I had my 4 Omega's sent to a friend in the US then sent up as a gift to Canada so I did not have to work about much.

I like having both of them on my Cervelo SLC but I think once my back is in better shape and I get a bit more time on them, I might go EE back and Omega front. Might do this set up on my English build as well

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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:29 pm 
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Using Omegas both front & rear. Coming from DA brakes, to be honest, I kinda expected more of a "wow" factor... but nothing especially impressive in them (except aerodynamics, where I've not felt any significant gains anyway :D). Braking is adequate (but not impressive), adjustment if using both wide and narrow rims actually not as easy, given that you have to mess with the cable... and they somehow also look slightly weird on my Look 596 8)

Also, I had to sand down the thickest washer of the brake mounting bolt quite a bit to get the front brake installed in a correct angle relative to the fork, otherwise the brake arms were scratching the fork blades. However, this rather might partially be also Looks manufacturing problem if the thread of the front brake bolt was actually drilled slightly too skewed...


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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:45 pm 
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koebes wrote:
Since I'm in Germany I wonder if I have to pay the VAT in America and in Germany. Of course I would prefer to have only the american VAT :wink:
There is no VAT in the U.S. Some U.S. states have sales tax, but this is not charged if you don't live in that state. So your only taxes should be import duties and whatever other taxes (VAT?) Germany would charge.


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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:16 pm 
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okay, thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:30 pm 
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BmanX wrote:
create some shims and it should take care of things.


Do you have any pics or a better description? If I put washers between the pad holder and the arm it would increase the toe in, not decrease (which I am looking for).


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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:42 pm 
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check out this thread on ST.

http://forum.slowtwitch.com/gforum.cgi? ... ASC;mh=50;

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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:53 pm 
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Nick if you are looking at the pics, give me a week or two and I will have the bike professional done at work in our studio. The pictures will be much better than the crappy cell phone.
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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:50 am 
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daryl1 wrote:
BmanX wrote:
create some shims and it should take care of things.


Do you have any pics or a better description? If I put washers between the pad holder and the arm it would increase the toe in, not decrease (which I am looking for).


I don't know if I would fiddle around with the pad holder at all. When I first installed it, I had the threaded collar pop off very easily. Nick was great and sent a replacement, but it's been an issue for others as well, which is why he reduced the tightening spec to something so low (2-3nm). Any more stress on that part and I could see it potentially failing.

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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:10 pm 
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I know others that have done this so I will give it a try as well. If not then I will just use an EE brake on the back.

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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:44 am 
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There ought to be a longer bolt on those shoe holders. If the bolt threads went to the base, right where the pad is, the entire threaded portion would be supported by the bolt and that break wouldnt happen.


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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:07 am 
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Looks like I shouldn't mess with it.

BTW, I think the cable pinch bolt that came with the brake isn't the right one. The flat end one (you can look up the different types on mcmaster's website) seems to hold the cable much much better.


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