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Old 01-16-23, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by drz400
Maybe I'm just cheap and won't pay the price but I don't get paid to ride so I'm keeping my rim brakes. Anyone else out there or am I just an old fossil ?
Yes. But, you could still be an old fossil.
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Old 01-16-23, 01:21 PM
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Yes, mainly for the trainer in the winter though. I just got a disc-brake bike and the BMC will be relegated to the trainer. The braking difference (and tire width difference) is just too much here in the mountains.
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Old 01-16-23, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by bruce19
Yes. But, you could still be an old fossil.
I resemble that remark.
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Old 01-17-23, 09:33 AM
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My daily rider is about 23 years old. Rim brakes work fantastic. No need to change. These rim brakes actually work better than the mechanical disk brakes on my cargo bike.
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Old 01-17-23, 06:23 PM
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Not me. I switched to discs last year and won't be going back. Their improved performance in the wet over rim brakes alone makes them worth it, but their easier adjustment and quicker removal of wheels that they allow are just added benefits.
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Old 01-17-23, 08:52 PM
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No need to replace whatís worked for years
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Old 01-17-23, 11:28 PM
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My rim brakes are strong enough to flip me over the front of the bicycle. On wet pavement, no less. It happened today and I have a bunch of pain to prove it. Well, you'll just have to take my word on that.
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Old 01-18-23, 05:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Nyah
My rim brakes are strong enough to flip me over the front of the bicycle. On wet pavement, no less. It happened today and I have a bunch of pain to prove it. Well, you'll just have to take my word on that.
Maybe you need brakes with finer control over modulation?
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Old 01-18-23, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by PeteHski
Maybe you need brakes with finer control over modulation?
Nah. Unintentionally going over the bars is a feature, not a bug.

Its like a toaster that works so well that it keeps burning your toast. Who would not want that?
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Old 01-18-23, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Nyah
My rim brakes are strong enough to flip me over the front of the bicycle. On wet pavement, no less. It happened today and I have a bunch of pain to prove it. Well, you'll just have to take my word on that.
Donít say that. Disc brake people wonít understand that your brakes work well. Theyíll just think you donít know how to use them.
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Old 01-18-23, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by smd4
Don’t say that. Disc brake people won’t understand that your brakes work well. They’ll just think you don’t know how to use them.
"Disc brake people". I love this term. Has it ever occurred to you that the vast majority of "Disc brake people" had decades of prior experience using rim brakes? So they can easily make their own comparisons.

This happens with electric vs gas car debates too. People actually talk about the advantages of their diesel/petrol car as if people who have recently moved on to EVs have never owned one. Yet they are quite happy to state why they think the newer tech is rubbish with little or no personal experience. It's pretty tragic when you think about it.

So if I've previously owned say a dozen or more rim-braked bikes and now prefer to ride a couple of disc-braked bikes - does that make me a "disc-brake person" with zero understanding of how rim-brakes work?

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Old 01-18-23, 08:28 AM
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My cars have had disc brakes for years. So I must be disc brake people.

Rim brakes are the the equivalent of the old drum brakes that were on cars. Sure they worked, but they weren't the best at it.
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Originally Posted by PeteHski
"Disc brake people". I love this term.
I kinda like it myself.
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Originally Posted by smd4
Donít say that. Disc brake people wonít understand that your brakes work well. Theyíll just think you donít know how to use them.
I'll agree that it was "user error". It does show that rim brakes are effective, though. Even though I flipped, I did manage to avoid slamming into the stopped-car in front of me.
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Old 01-18-23, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Nyah
I'll agree that it was "user error". It does show that rim brakes are effective, though. Even though I flipped, I did manage to avoid slamming into the stopped-car in front of me.
Thanks for explaining. I've never ridden a bike with rim brakes so it's useful to know.
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Old 01-18-23, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by PeteHski
Thanks for explaining. I've never ridden a bike with rim brakes so it's useful to know.
You should try a set, properly adjusted. Lighter than disc brakes, and except in the wet, just as effective.
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Old 01-18-23, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by smd4
You should try a set, properly adjusted. Lighter than disc brakes, and except in the wet, just as effective.
Can I use carbon wheels on wet sandy tarmac roads? What if I do not in fact consist purely of saccharose and want to regularly ride in the wet? Are rim brakes just as effective then? With the carbon rims?
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Old 01-18-23, 10:37 AM
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Can I use carbon wheels on wet sandy tarmac roads?
I don't really care what you do.
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Old 01-18-23, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by smd4
I don't really care what you do.
I'm going to take that as a no. So not nearly as effective except in narrow set of conditions?
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Originally Posted by elcruxio
I'm going to take that as a no.
Now, you know what happens when we "assume"...
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Originally Posted by smd4
Now, you know what happens when we "assume"...
We get to lie about things we wrote earlier?
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Originally Posted by elcruxio
We get to lie about things we wrote earlier?
Like I said...I don't care what you do.
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Originally Posted by smd4
You should try a set, properly adjusted. Lighter than disc brakes, and except in the wet, just as effective.
I'm not sure if you are being serious. Hard to tell with your posts.
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Old 01-18-23, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by PeteHski
I'm not sure if you are being serious. Hard to tell with your posts.
Same here.
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As this entertaining thread is slowly circling down the drain a parting comment. For individuals in the market for a premium sporting bicycle, the number who desire a rim brake bike is virtually nonexistent. This forum, with its highly skewed demographic toward the elderly, does not represent what is happening within the sport or the consumer's wants. As the Luddites call from the sidelines that rim brakes are superior and that mass-produced Italian race bikes from the '70s and '80s provide an ethereal riding experience, the world has moved on.

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