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Does anyone know what size allen key is needed to change brake pads? A quick check and its smaller than anything I have.
I mean what is the best configuration of stirrups
Should they be removed at the maximum or on the contrary as tightly as possible.
because i find my shorty have really not too much power ;-(
Some pitcures about your please ?
IIRC specs in the destructions say appx 30mm. (which works out to appx 3 fingers for me)
I run a combo of stock SRAM, Kool Stop Salmons, and Kool Stop carbon pads depending on what rims I'm running. Favorites are probably the Kool Stop Salmons for 'all round AL rim use.'
I really like the 8.4s, except now I can't stand cantis even on my commuter bike.
I threw them on very quickly before the last race of the year and from the time the pad touched the rim to full lockup was a huge amount of travel on the lever
Any tips to cut this down? I'm using stock pads now
I don't find them squishy, but I do find the movement so light and effortless that is seems like nothing is happening. There is no resistance. Don't know if this is what you'd term "squishy" or not. It took a bit of getting used to, but I don't mind it.
For comparison, I have some 105 9-sp on my other cross bike, mated to Tektro cantis and those are much harder to pull.
I have my own question though - I was recentering the pads on the front wheel/brake using this little hex head centering bolts. I was trying to turn one of them in, when it just started spinning. I took it out...and the bolt was chewing metal off the inside part and refused to go in. These are just a few months old, I wasn't using excessive force and have never had this problem.
Anyone else have this happen? I guess the bolt is harder metal than the piece? (I bet it has a name, but it's the first piece that goes on the break stud on the fork, looks to be separate from the arms). I'm hoping TRP can send me just this part, seems a bit silly to toss the entire front brake.
@nayr497- I had the same issue with the same part. It's the black 'plate' that holds the spring, right? I gave Tektro a call and they happily sent me a replacement part. If I recall correctly, the new part is more robust. No problems since, and I just try to be a bit more careful with the other 3 older parts.
They are £70 cheapest I can find in UK, can I do better for this price?
I'm fed up with really powerless cantis that I can't adjust any improvement into.
Bike (focus mares) use is just cx racing on generally grassy field courses of as England.
Not sure where that leaves me with picking brakes though, id quite like more clearance if possible!
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