Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:53 am

All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 36 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1 2 3
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:55 am
Posts: 187
The brakes were great this weekend at the races. Unfortunately my legs weren't. But anyways, back to the brakes.

I need to run one of the jag barrel adjusters for the brake as if you run the brakes on the tight side (like me), you can't open the brake to swap wheels without loosening the cable.

I ended up having to swap bikes about half way through the first UCI race on saturday because of a crash and switched to a spare with FSA canti's front and back and difference was VERY noticeable as I almost crashed (again) in the first tight hairpin. I would still say 2.5-3x the stopping power of a decent set of cantis.

I just pulled the replaceable holders off the avid shorty 6's and pulled the stock pads and put some road shimano pads in there (7800). I need the replaceable holders as I run carbon wheels sometimes.

I will try to get pics sometime but I don't have internet at my house so don't hold your breath!


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:42 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 02, 2010 4:50 pm
Posts: 5
Location: Stockholm
Anyone who knows were i can by TRP 8.4 brakes in Europe (online) ? :noidea:

_________________
Little Stereo :-)


Top
   
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:42 am 


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:13 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:01 pm
Posts: 1723
You can purchase my lightly used set :)


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:32 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:20 pm
Posts: 1900
Location: New Zealand
So I picked up some of the Tektro 926Al mini v brakes. I don't think the shop has set them up very well as they don't return much on the right side on the front and the left side on the rear. Braking power is pretty good but probably could be firmer. I like them so far though.

_________________
2012 BMC SLR 6.02kg http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110390


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:18 am
Posts: 195
dereksmalls wrote:
So I picked up some of the Tektro 926Al mini v brakes. I don't think the shop has set them up very well as they don't return much on the right side on the front and the left side on the rear. Braking power is pretty good but probably could be firmer. I like them so far though.


There are little spring tension adjustment screws on each side of the brake. Just tighten the side that isn't returning a bit, like 1/2 turn at a time. Takes like 10 seconds to get them dialed.

As for power, the stock pads suck. I've had the best results (assuming aluminum rims) with Kool-Stop Salmons, although I think swissstop green would also be good (and more expensive).


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:36 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:20 pm
Posts: 1900
Location: New Zealand
Thanks for the advice. I'll check out the Kool Stops. Yeah the tension screws are just as they were, untouched so I'll give them a tweak tonight

_________________
2012 BMC SLR 6.02kg http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110390


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 36 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1 2 3

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) Origin8 mini clip on

in Road

addictR1

3

752

Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:09 pm

KarlC View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. New Wahoo Elment Mini <$100

in Cycle Chat

53x12

9

803

Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:24 am

glepore View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Where to buy R8000 Ultegra Mini group in UK?

in Cycle Chat

tmr5555

2

476

Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:01 am

Dagger9903 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Basso Diamante Mini-Review

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Road

zappafile123

16

3204

Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:30 pm

Jhong View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Avid BB7 S Road Brakes with titanium hardware from BB7 SL Brakes - SOLD!

in For sale - Pictures are mandatory 22-3-13

dwn2sk8

0

211

Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:18 am

dwn2sk8 View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


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:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited