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Old 07-26-05, 12:32 PM   #1
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so today i did an exreriment. i put my front brakes back on for the first time in like a year just to see if my riding improved. well, turns out i ride better without them, even front wheel tricks. so i checked out my back brake system and thought "what a sorry piece of crap from hell" so i revamped it. i threw out my sst oryg, cuz whats the point of my dragonfly cable if i have an oryg on the bottom section??? so i put on 2 slic cables running next 2 eachother and left out the bridge cable and just crossed them into the arm bolts. then i went & got some brake pads, and bought some of the weirdest brake pads i have ever seen. they are like half the weight, have only 1 spacer and its like a half millimeter thick, and a hex bolt going into the pad itself. turns out ty\hey are perfectly shaped to my rear rim so no setting is neccessary. they have the stopping power of close to a flippen disc brake. i have never had such amazing braking on a bike with a gyro before. i couldn't believe it. i have a couple questions now having said all that:
1. is that dual slic cables to the rear called a london mod? if not, whats a london mod?
2. am i better off if i ride better with no front brakes or is it entirely prefrence?
3. and totally off the topic, how strong are cf stem spacers?
any responses would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-26-05, 09:51 PM   #2
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Unless your Oryg is bent, there's no reason it should perform poorly, assuming you know how to set a gyro up properly. I have a $10 Oryg on one bike and a $60 GTX-R on the other and don't notice any difference other than bling factor.

So now...let me try to wrap my mind around this: you're running dual cables to the rear brake and NO gyro? I shouldn't need to tell you how pointless that is. Moving on...

The stopping power of your brakes is less a factor of pad compound and rim finish than how good you are at setting them up and maintaining them. I can set the same pair of pads up to feather forever or pitch me over the bars at the slightest tap. Now for the questions...

1. A London Mod is a little machined aluminum bitty that turns a single cable stop into dual cable stops. They were invented by London Bikes and sold to Odyssey. Dual lower cables are a common setup with a gyro, but they're a ***** to set up and maintain.

2. Front brakes are only a benefit if you're committed to making them work for you. They're not going to instantly turn you into a front wheel pro. Neither is running without them necessary for learning hang-5s and Karl cruisers.

3. Since I don't know ANYONE who's ever destroyed a headset spacer I have no way of knowing.
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Old 07-27-05, 01:42 AM   #3
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Did someone mention CF headset spacers?
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Old 07-29-05, 11:19 AM   #4
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So now...let me try to wrap my mind around this: you're running dual cables to the rear brake and NO gyro? I shouldn't need to tell you how pointless that is. Moving on...
no KNOB! read cArEfUlLy.
i have a gyro.
i have a london mod.
my brakes rock.

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Dual lower cables are a common setup with a gyro, but they're a ***** to set up and maintain
actually i find it easy as hell.
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Old 07-29-05, 01:44 PM   #5
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seatspinner- your an idiot. learn to type and learn to use paragraphs.

someone gave you very good, detailed help and you called him a knob?

you said, " i threw out my sst oryg, cuz whats the point of my dragonfly cable if i have an oryg on the bottom section"

that makes no sense.....
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Old 07-30-05, 04:35 AM   #6
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i reckon seatspinner needs to get some lessons on netiquette. him & some others on this forum.
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Old 07-30-05, 09:48 PM   #7
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Did someone mention CF headset spacers?
here we go again...
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