Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

caliper brake crooked

Reply

Old 10-11-18, 08:40 AM
  #26  
mtb_addict
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
mtb_addict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 2,938
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2099 Post(s)
Things get complicated quickly when you try to replace simple stuff.
mtb_addict is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-18, 01:25 PM
  #27  
Phil_gretz
Journeyman Bike Commuter
 
Phil_gretz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 4,511

Bikes: '88 Fuji Saratoga, '12 Jamis Sputnik, '13 Motobecane Fantom29 HT, '16 Motobecane Turino Pro Disc, '16 Motobecane Gran Premio Elite

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 355 Post(s)
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
Phil_gretz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-18, 07:05 PM
  #28  
ClammyChamois
Road Rash Collector
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Going downhill screaming!
Posts: 12

Bikes: Colnago, Duranti, Davidson, Gitane, Bianchi, Special CNC

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
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.
ClammyChamois is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service