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Old 01-30-06, 11:47 PM
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I slipped a disc......

.......onto my Jake the Snake

The carbon fork seems to soak up all the bumbs more, especially going over the bridges. Kona's steel straight fork always felt brutal to my arms and shoulders.

The disc stops me way better than the canti's
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Old 01-31-06, 02:12 AM
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urggghhh, go back to the canti. Who says cantis cant stop

If it works good on ya, im too afraid of discs breaking spokes
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Old 01-31-06, 05:24 AM
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I hate Konas and I f*ckin' hate disc brakes on asphalt, but somehow this bike works for me. Nice machine. Just remove the canti studs if you can.
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Old 01-31-06, 08:10 AM
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I never had any problem with the canti's over the summer. But this winter with all the rain it was constantly a pain.
They seemed to need adjustment every 2 days.
I had either not enough brakes (had to bail off the bike once since I couldnt slow down enough) or they would go from not enough brake to too much brake with zero transition between. Locking the front wheel and having the rear lift off the ground every couple days was getting too close to an endo for me. Too wet, too many hills.

I'll need rest of the winter to evaluate the disc's, but even in 1 day I've felt better braking and better modulation.
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Old 01-31-06, 08:15 AM
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Have had canti's for 12 years or so...

The only problems I had was when I had the wrong pads on.

I run the Kool Stop Dual Compound Pads.... what a BIG difference!

Rain, Sun, Snow... will stop me when I need to, course who uses brakes anyways? LOL
 
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I've been running discs all year (my bike came with 'em) and I have had no problems with the spokes (well, none that I'd attribute to the brakes... I broke 1 rear spoke once). The discs stop great in all weather, very controlable even when soaked, sometimes they take a fraction of a second longer to stop when wet as opposed to when dry, but they're still very nice and controllable.

I think you'll be happy with it .
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Old 01-31-06, 09:47 AM
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I like em so far, the fender attachment was a bit of a exercise in wire bending though
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Old 01-31-06, 09:54 AM
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What kind of fork is it?
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Nashbars carbon cyclo cross disk, now on sale !

Was $145.00 or something which is why i went for the whole switch
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Originally Posted by Jarery
I like em so far, the fender attachment was a bit of a exercise in wire bending though

I just went through the same with mine. I ended up attaching the front fender stay to the upper brake mounting bolt.

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Nice. The rest of the bike looks great too.
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I've thought about doing that with the Kona project 2 disc fork. I run bigger tires on my JTS so I've never noticed the bone-jarring. Its fairly comprable to my road-bike for feel, but much heavier. Anyway, here are my questions:

1. What did you have to buy? Fork you said...brakes? rotors? tire or just a hub? brake cable/housing? bar tape? Fork race (I think that's what its called)?

2. Did you do the work yourself or have the LBS do it?

3. Your brake cable looks a little loose, do you have any trouble with it like that?

4. If you don't mind sharing...what was the total parts cost?

I love my JTS, but I'm not so confident with the cantis and steep hills. The fade is terrible, even with the kool-stop pads.
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Carbon Disk Fork - 150.00 cdn (all prices in canadian)
Hub - 35.00
Avid bb7 road (caliper and rotor) - 120.00
Cables and spacer - 7.00
Spokes 9.00

lbs did for 40.00 labour

And ya, i go down a couple real good hills on my way home every day that were causing me some concern, cross streets, lights at bottom, etc. I go down a lot more confident now.

Edit : hrm, dont think they are lose, have no problems. They do look odd in the pic though. The front one leaves the bar tape, does a 180, and then runs down the outside of the fork. I dont think It could be any shorter without causing problems.

What would work better is if they were reversed, and if I competed in cross they most likely would be. Front wouldnt have to do the 180 then.

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Old 01-31-06, 03:56 PM
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After you explained it the cable flow makes more sense. It just seemed like the brake cable would be flopping a bit with wind gusts etc from the pic.

That's a lot of $$. Did you do it more for the disc or more for the fork? And was it worth it?
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Old 01-31-06, 04:18 PM
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I did for both.
The fork has always bothered me.
The brakes became a recent pain.

And i had run out of stuff to buy cycling wise this month so it all worked out. If I dont find something to spend it on, the wife seems to.
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Better bike, better brake, better fork - IT'S ALL GOOD!!! Congrats.
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So how was the braking in last nights ugly weather?
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Originally Posted by Steev
So how was the braking in last nights ugly weather?
Well, the 70kph gusts pretty much did the braking for me, i just stopped peddling to brake

But on my final stretch home, i go down by Hume park, long downhill grade, 2 lanes each way, and it was a tailwind.......I was in the right lane, passing cars in the left lane
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