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  1. I haven't measured myself, but read online that...

    I haven't measured myself, but read online that it's 6mm OD
  2. 15 foot section (several colors) of hose:...

    15 foot section (several colors) of hose: https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=7460

    Fittings (I bought the pieces a-la-carte rather than a kit):
    Female M5 x 8mm Hose...
  3. Bumping this thread since it contains a bunch of...

    Bumping this thread since it contains a bunch of hyrdro brake discussion.

    Bad stuff:

    So I has having bad noise issues with a 203mm rotor and shimano hydraulic road disc setup (rear only)......
  4. This is more of an "early adopter" type of setup....

    This is more of an "early adopter" type of setup.

    Get a TRP Spyre or Avid BB7 and some EBC gold pads, and a regular 203mm rotor and you most likely have no issues, and plenty of power.

    I had...
  5. Ak: Which rotors are you using now? Are they...

    Ak:
    Which rotors are you using now? Are they solid? I wonder if the floating pads plus the floating rotor is too much movement? I also wonder about any harmonics introduced by extra fins hanging...
  6. That's strange... - I was running the SRAM...

    That's strange...

    - I was running the SRAM road hydro with 203mm and there was some noise but not too bad.
    - Now I am running the Shimano road hydro with 203mm, and it was making a very crazy...
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    I have the Jagwire hose, and the lever feel is...

    I have the Jagwire hose, and the lever feel is great. In fact I set the reach in 1-click so that it would bottom-out closer to the handlebar.

    However, I do have a resonant vibration that is...
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    Myself, I always use metric... my old school...

    Myself, I always use metric... my old school machinist buddy only thinks in "hundredths" or "thous" ;)
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    I have the HED Belgium up front and the BHS...

    I have the HED Belgium up front and the BHS (Kinlin) C472w in the rear (I wanted 36h rear). I now have an ENVE fork, which has zero additional room compared the the Alpha Q tandem fork. They claim...
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    I am actually using a Campy Centaur...

    I am actually using a Campy Centaur triple-specific front lever and an Ultegra 6703 FD. It lets me cross-chain, shifts fast... just works well.

    If you want something that matches a little better,...
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    11 speed cassette on 10 speed tandem hub!

    Hey tandem folks! I know it's been a while since I've posted, but thought I would share a little work we have done to our Calfee.

    One thing we wanted to do was switch to the new Shimano road...
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    I saw you yesterday heading NB on Canada Rd,...

    I saw you yesterday heading NB on Canada Rd, riding your Bianchi with the NorCal BF jersey.

    I was heading SB, but we passed too quickly for me to say anything.
  14. I will try to make it.

    I will try to make it.
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    My take on hydro vs. mechanical is this: ...

    My take on hydro vs. mechanical is this:

    Especially on road bikes, the balance between lever throw and mechanical advantage (power) is the limiting factor for mechanical disc brakes. The mfg's...
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    Especially considering all the hype! All sorts...

    Especially considering all the hype!

    All sorts of Pro CX riders are using these, and many CX'ers bought bikes built around the HydroR disc setup.

    Even the hydraulic rim setup is getting use...
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    SRAM recalls all hydraulic road brakes

    This really sucks.

    http://sramroadhydraulicbrakerecall.com/message-from-president/

    I was really liking the performance of this brake... Now I will have to change my whole setup back around...
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    This is the only saddle me wife will use on the...

    This is the only saddle me wife will use on the tandem or her single.
  19. Front disc brakes introduce other issues: -...

    Front disc brakes introduce other issues:

    - High loads on fork blades
    -- Leads to very heavy forks and/or
    -- Noticeable front end flex under braking
    -- Possible catastrophic failure

    -...
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    Kings, HWY 9 in both directions, 84 EB, Page...

    Kings, HWY 9 in both directions, 84 EB, Page Mill, Diablo NG, Morgan Terr (S), Hamilton (both directions), Haskins (both directions)
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    Yes it is

    Yes it is
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    From the Montevina Low Key Hill Climb... lots of...

    From the Montevina Low Key Hill Climb... lots of grades over 10%, plus a steep dirt section for the final half mile.

    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5474/10412137074_2c8985294e_o.jpg
    ...
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    Get one of these HED Belgium "Plus" up front:...

    Get one of these HED Belgium "Plus" up front: http://www.wheelbuilder.com/hed-belgium+clincher-rim.html

    And see if you can get the wider ENVE rim for that back... with 28mm tires that would be...
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    Ritterview, I have spare set of Swiss stop blues...

    Ritterview, I have spare set of Swiss stop blues you can borrow as well. They are slated to go on my single bike, once I finish off the current set. They need a little break-in to be perfect, but...
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    I agree with this 100%. There is a reason...

    I agree with this 100%. There is a reason Cannondale uses the "Fatty" fork and high spoke count wheels. The front disc puts a tremendous load on the fork. Reviewers of the SRAM road hydraulic disc...
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