Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Mohawk Valley/Adks, NYS
Bikes: 2003 Klein Q Carbon Race; 2009 Giant OCR-1
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Shimano 105 Brake Installation Problem
I decided to upgrade my Giant OCR-1 to all Shimano 105 components, which on the 2008 model includes the BB, crank and brakes. And I also put on an 11-23 cassette to replace the stock 12-25.
Anyway, I thought the brakes would be the easy part, but they turned out to be a real pain, and I'm scratching my head over the current pad placement. As you can see in the photos, both sets of pads are as low in the slots as they can go, and they're still barely (or maybe not even barely) missing the tires when the brakes are engaged.
This really isn't addressed in the documentation that I can find. Obviously something ain't right. I rode it around the block and I don't think the brakes are hitting any rubber now, but it's pretty darn close.
Other than that, everything went very well. I was surprised to find that after just 2,000 miles, the BB shell had a bunch of grit and other crap accumulated in it. I assume it got in through a weep hole somewhere, but is that normal?