It throws the entire brake set up off and if you think they work well now... try reversing the spacers and re-positioning the pads.
If they worked any better - they'd throw me up and over the handlebars. As stands - they are buttery-smooth, silent, and as powerful as I'd dare. Trying to get me killed? I'm from New England. Maybe you've heard one of our expressions:
If it 'taint broke, don't fix it.
It sure has turned into a pretty Summer up around here. The sudden influx of some clouds captured my imagination.....
My rain commuter
Hybrid) Trek FX 7.2
Road bike) Specialized Secteur Elite
Mountain bike) Marin Bobcat trail
Founding member of the Hybrid Forum
I have thoughts
Gary Fisher Presidio Cyclocross bike converted to flatbar equiped urban assault hybrid vehicle. UAHV for short.
Fruitcakes, is likeky my abfav song from buffet.
"change is the only constant"
@lesmcluffalot: nice ride! My next project will be based on a cyclocross frame as well, but don't know which one yet ...
This is my hybrid, a severely pimped dr.dew, i just love the color of the 2007 frame.
Weighs 10.2 kg First long ride will be to work tomorrow, can't wait...
I put drops on mine and mounted the rapid fires upside down. hey it works!
cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting
Here's my 2006 Cannondale Bad Boy, sadly it was stolen last year.
Countries I've ridden in: US, Canada, Ireland, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, China, Singapore, Malaysia
States I've ridden in: Illinois, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California, Nevada, Missouri, Colorado
Geez, that was a good looking Bad Boy. I never really got the hang of using that Crank bros. pump.
This an 06 ? Novarra Fusion. It is faster than it looks.
One bag went missing and the front bags are in the Twilight Zone??
Ride like a teen machine
My '07 Sirrus:
And my 1988 Alpine Monitor Pass ATB:
Which just goes to show you that "Hybrid" can encompass a wide range of frame types. The '07 Sirrus is a flat barred road bike. (I suspect it would make a good touring bike as well with conversion to drop bars) The Alpine started life as a MTB, but with narrower tires and fenders makes an awesome commuter that still trail capable.
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Riding 19 Years of Specialized Sirrus Tradition.
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1988 Specialized Sirrus, 1989 Alpine Monitor Pass MTB, 2007 Specialized Sirrus 700C hybrid, 2007 Schwinn Town & Country trike, 1970 "Resto-Improved" Raleigh 20, 1970 "WIP" Raleigh 20, and 1980 "WIP" Schwinn Town & Country trike
The entire setup.
Panthers did say that it was impossible for him to get his brakes oriented properly because of the fork / wheel combination... I'd still like to see a close up of those brakes.
Any decent mechanic would look at this and say the same thing and since I am usually a helpful guy (and a damn fine mechanic), I had to point it out.
Perhaps other people will see that and take a look at their own bikes as many bikes leave the shop without being properly set up because their is a shortage of skilled bicycle mechanics out there.
This really manifests itself with entry level bikes as many shops will not spend as much time checking them over and the senior mechanics will usually be working on higher end bikes and handling more challenging repair work.
One of our members' husband has a brand new Specialized hybrid and I was looking it over the other day (because they are local) and noted the brakes were off... not because of improper setup bit because the rear wheel was not dished properly.
As always... I hope you are learning stuff here.
I am waiting to post in this thread until I take some NICE pics
Be the change you wish to see in the world - Ghandi
Them good pics are coming in.
2009 Trek FX 7.3