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Old 10-11-18, 08:40 AM
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Things get complicated quickly when you try to replace simple stuff.
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Old 10-11-18, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
Do they make conical washer for road brake? I never seen them.
Shimano Dura-type cartridge brake pads. Those have the conical sections that permit angle adjustment. Replace the stock pads with Kool Stop dura-type pads and you're golden. PG
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Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart View Post
What's hard for many is to figure out mechanical relationships and their interfacing shapes. This isn't what's taught, not what's important in most schools for quite a while. Well rounded educations give way to wanting better scores on tests that have less to do with real life then meeting some easily arranged bar/level (and then these scores are used for political causes). Andy
I've spent my life repairing and building machines, probably why mechanical problem solving seems easy. My suggestion of a tight fitting steel rod at about 1 foot long would display any error in the hole. The face of a flat surface welded to the bridge may not be so easy to see, but aa endmill made for counter boring would make it visible.

Back in the mid 70's I started getting creative looking for a good crit bike... Gitane had a cheap track frame at $65 with fork. Instead of using a nice artisan frame I used that track frame after putting in a brake bridge high enough to mount a caliper, the original was almost on the tire, then I changed the dropouts so I could hang a derailleur on it. I wasn't all that hot on risking my good bike out there. I did like the added ground clearance of the bottom bracket.

Still, I have yet to build a frame and fork but it's on my bucket list. I have a machine shop in my backyard. So many choices on lugs and fork crowns, it's hard to decide. I am contemplating on how to build my jigs.
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