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Old 12-29-12, 09:16 AM
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About a year ago, I bought a used BD that already had (cabled) disks on it. I don't know about the difference between running cable or fluid, but, I can tell you that the diff between calipres and disks is night and day. This BD with load stops better than either of my other two bikes "light". Disk brakes, regardless of actuation are worth it.
Another sidebar item about disks, somebody sent me a photo of a guy that put zip ties on his wheels to make "instant snow studs". That bike had a coaster brake set up. You cannot put zip ties on a "rim grabber" of any sort. After busting ass a few times a couple of Superbowls ago, I'm thrilled that I can at least try the zip tie thing the next ice age that we have in the Dallas/FortWorth area.
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