Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-02-03, 04:58 PM   #1
iamlucky13
Footballus vita est
Thread Starter
 
iamlucky13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: Trek 4500, Kona Dawg
Posts: 2,118
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This isn't right...

My last final for the year was yesterday. The sun FINALLY came out in Portland yesterday. I spent the day getting settled for summer (just gonna stay on campus and work), and today seemed like an awesome day for a bike ride. Lo and behold! When I went to take my bike outside, I noticed the rear brake rubbing. Ok, I thought. Quick adjustment.
Unfortunately, it was a little pin on the sleeve that goes around the brake mount post to keep that part from rotating, thereby keeping tension on the spring. It has sheered off, I guess when I loaned it to a friend for a little ride :confused:
Guess I'll have to pay the LBS a visit.
__________________
"The internet is a place where absolutely nothing happens. You need to take advantage of that." ~ Strong Bad
iamlucky13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-03, 01:32 AM   #2
Maelstrom 
Wood Licker
 
Maelstrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Whistler,BC
Bikes: Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
Posts: 16,885
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bummer. sorry to hear about the hinge in your riding. Hopefully it is a quick and cheap fix
Maelstrom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-03, 07:49 PM   #3
tFUnK
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Bikes: GT Forte Ti, Ridley XBow, Specialized Tricross Sport, Specialized Langster, Xootr Swift
Posts: 2,278
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
i hate it when these little things happen... or like when the screws on the brake pads have stripped???
tFUnK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-03, 08:25 PM   #4
DiL
Senior Member
 
DiL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: US:AZ
Bikes:
Posts: 362
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sun in Portland is a rare commodity. Sorry you weren't able to enjoy it
DiL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-03, 07:13 PM   #5
iamlucky13
Footballus vita est
Thread Starter
 
iamlucky13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: Trek 4500, Kona Dawg
Posts: 2,118
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Between three shops, it ended up that no one had the piece, so I picked up a set of Deore brake arms for about $20. I probably should've asked the place I got the bike from about covering it since the bike is less than a year old, but it was a relatively small cost and I didn't really care. Hopefully the Shimano stuff is a little better than the Promax that came stock.
Doesn't Promax focus on the BMX market anyway?
__________________
"The internet is a place where absolutely nothing happens. You need to take advantage of that." ~ Strong Bad
iamlucky13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:01 AM.