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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:45 am 
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It's been a few weeks.

Pics?

Ride reprts?

Aero numbers?

What is going on?????

I am sweating on results people!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:20 am 
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:( The Omega does not fit on the rear of a Scott Plasma 2 due to the height of the arch and the brake gets bolted to a plate then mounted to the frame. The arch blocks the bolt you need to tighter to put the plate on the frame. I have an email into Nick but I don't really see a work around on this one.

PS Pretty powerful on the front!

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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:15 pm 
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Juanmoretime - if you got a thin hex head bolt, could you not use this to attach the plate to the frame by using an open ended spanner rather than allen key? I have the same issue fitting the Shimano AX brake to the rear of my Cervelo P3. If I understand correctly, the Plasma fitting sounds very similar to the Cervelo.

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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:52 pm 
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I wish.

Crappy picture

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When the Omega is mounted not only does it cover the bolt. The plate is plastic covered and the allen key is deeply recessed and there is only a couple of millimeters between the plate and the brake. It looks like a total no go.

Anyone interested in a new Omega?

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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
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Okay, looks to be a different design to Cervelo. Pity it may not fit!

Would love to buy the brake off you, but have been buying too much of late and need to stop... :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:23 pm 
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I think the EGG on the back with OMEGA on the front would be a good combo. Double OMEGA would be better. :D

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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:33 pm 
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@Juanmoretime I had to remove the cover and cable hanger piece in order to install it on my p3, your photo has been deleted so i can't see whether this would work for you or not? I then re-assembled the brake in situ.

Edit:- just found a photo online of the plasma 2 rear brake area, would it not work if you spaced the omega out further by using multiple serrated washers, not the most elegant solution I realise!

They do brake fabulously too, although they were only used 3 times on last nights TT!


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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:58 pm 
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I'm think if I reverse the mounting bolt and attach it to the plate and use a nut as a spacer and to lock it in place. Then mount the plate I'll have a threaded "rod" to mount the brake. I can then mount the brake using a cut down brake nut and a thin washer securing it from the inside of the brake. :idea:

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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:16 pm 
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Heres a couple of photos of my rear brake, trying to improve the aerodynamics with a little bit of gaffer tape and card. :)
Original view, at approximately 20degree yaw
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Now with added fairing:-
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I think this should help smooth airflow round the edge of the brake which was sticking out a little. and its relatively stealth modification in real life.


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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:09 pm 
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Wouldn't get that past the commissaires here...

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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:03 pm 
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Chances are he is a triathlete and the regs are most likely not that strict where he races.

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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:17 pm 
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Dalai wrote:
Wouldn't get that past the commissaires here...


That is clearly structural and provided by the manufacturer.

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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:31 pm 
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UK TT scene, their own regulations not UCI ones! Only 1 UCI race per year, the sporting National Champs (as opposed to the fixed distance champs run by the UK TT body). 2 seconds to remove a bit of tape and card before hand.


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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
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Wow, very cool. I may have to try that on my fork!

Does anyone know where you can get "gaffer tape" in the US? It looks like black duct tape.


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 Post subject: Re: AERO brakes
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:50 pm 
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Seem like da same thing to me as well

daryl1 wrote:
Wow, very cool. I may have to try that on my fork!

Does anyone know where you can get "gaffer tape" in the US? It looks like black duct tape.


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