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Old 08-16-07, 04:45 PM   #1
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Crappy pics of some nice new brakes

I've been a good boy so I contacted Larry MtnHighCyclery.com for some brand new Formula Oro Bianco brakes. I went with the 160mm discs for both front and back. The brakes were installed last night and have still to bed them in. My initial thoughts:
  • very, very easy to install
  • make sure to order the bleed kit at the same time as the brakes. I forgot to and I cannot cut the rear line to shorten it and to route it through my rear taco (see pic below).
  • There is a very neat thing called the MixMaster that allows SRAM x.9 and x.0 trigger owners to clamp them along with the brake lever onto a single rear brace. See pic below. I will be ordering those as well.
  • I can't believe how straight the discs rotate within the calipers. Again, these brakes were dead simple to set up.
  • The rear brake feels spongy. They almost feel like they have to be bled. I will reserve final thoughts on that following the bedding process.
  • You can change pads without removing the wheels. Very nice.















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Old 08-16-07, 04:54 PM   #2
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Cool Beans. I know a really good place to try them out.
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You're parked on the hose.
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You're parked on the hose.
I noticed that also...
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You gotta dig the booster seat.
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You gotta dig the booster seat.
There's no booster seat. That's a wagon. Looks exactly like this:


It was actually my wife that parked on the hose. She gets driveway privileges. I park on the street. Not a problem though, it rained a lot today.
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My bad, it's been a while since mine were that small.
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Very nice brakes. They were in my shopping list for a long time, but then I got something else. Still curious how they perform though.
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Very nice brakes. They were in my shopping list for a long time, but then I got something else. Still curious how they perform though.
They work great on the stand. Tomorrow I'll break them in so I'll be able to give the sidewalk drops review.

I've read and heard great, great things about them, though, from riders that claimed to have owned and used many brakes. It will be an upgrade for me from my BB7s. I can't wait to hit a nice long downhill with them.
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Yea, I've read lots of reviews as well, nothing but good things. I hope you'll enjoy.

They look great too, even in the crappy pictures
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Thems is bad, but I've seen more badder.
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Thems is bad, but I've seen more badder.
Well, there was a 220mm disc option but for my 160lbs and my XC needs this will be plenty.

I just noticed I put the wrong pic up top. I forgot to put the one of the brake line that needs to be trimmed and rerouted.

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Do they come with an anti-spill frappucino setting?

P.S. Put your old brakes on that wagon and take that down a long downhill. Looks like the steering might be an issue, though.
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I'm disappointed that Gastro didn't notice how well I cleaned the bike. I put a lot of effort in cleaning it.
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I'm disappointed that Gastro didn't notice how well I cleaned the bike. I put a lot of effort in cleaning it.
He's too busy admiring the semi slicks on the wagon!
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I'm disappointed that Gastro didn't notice how well I cleaned the bike. I put a lot of effort in cleaning it.
Frappuccino stains take a while to buff off of a finish like that, I'd imagine.
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... buff off of ...
this is confusing
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How did you wash it without the hose?
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How did you wash it without the hose?
Tooth brush and an air compressor?
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How did you wash it without the hose?
Reading comprehension must not be a requirement to be a surveyor. The brakes were installed the previous evening. I cleaned the bike just prior to installing the brakes.
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I did a bunch of sprint/stops in front of my house to bed in the brakes. The rear brakes may as well not be there as there is no stopping power. I'll bleed them once I get the bleed kit, but the front ones felt good. I'll be taking them out this week to a trail. There aren't huge hills so I should be okay not having the rears.
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Don't you have a bunch of old syringes lying around the house? Just make your own bleed kit.
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Don't you have a bunch of old syringes lying around the house? Just make your own bleed kit.
Really? I have some fat children's medicine syringes. The ends have a stubby plastic tip, even if I were to get some rubber hose for the end won't I need the correct fittings to thread them into the brake system?
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I guess I don't see any bleed nipples in your pics, so maybe it's not as easy as that. Those crazy Italians.
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I guess I don't see any bleed nipples in your pics, so maybe it's not as easy as that. Those crazy Italians.
I had bleeding nipples. But I think we are talking about different things.
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