Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

i have crummy brakes

Old 10-11-05, 09:04 PM
  #1  
highrevs
(lowkey spazz)
Thread Starter
 
highrevs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NC
Posts: 623

Bikes: a few...

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i have crummy brakes

Hi Iím Robert and I have attention deficit disorder.
I might say something very random and usually in an incoherent fashion.

I have a mountain bike. It is old, but I like it (it has crummy brakes). I have a GT RTS Team with really crummy brakes. There are miles of single track around my area of town and I can not stop very well when I ride them. Did I mention I have really, really crummy brakes?

SOÖ I just pulled the old bike out, cleaned/lubed it, put on some new tires (and a tube) and rode it for the first time in a year or so... and i had fun.
Anyway, hello.
highrevs is offline  
Old 10-12-05, 06:53 AM
  #2  
slagjumper
Senior Member
 
slagjumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Down on East End Avenue.
Posts: 1,816

Bikes: Salsa Las Cruces, Burley R&R and a boat load of others.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hi High R.

Sounds like you need new brake cables. Ride on dude. Cool animation.
slagjumper is offline  
Old 10-12-05, 08:04 AM
  #3  
highrevs
(lowkey spazz)
Thread Starter
 
highrevs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NC
Posts: 623

Bikes: a few...

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by slagjumper
Sounds like you need new brake cables.
I bet that would help. I plan on dumping the cantilever system I am using now and going with V-brakes in the near future, so i guess i will be getting new cables.
highrevs is offline  
Old 05-26-15, 01:15 PM
  #4  
highrevs
(lowkey spazz)
Thread Starter
 
highrevs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NC
Posts: 623

Bikes: a few...

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Oh my dang... this made me laugh.
highrevs is offline  
Old 05-26-15, 04:32 PM
  #5  
bizarro302
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
priceless! welcome, I'm a n00b as well. Are you still running shimano brake pads? IMO they are only good for squealing and eating rims. If you're on a budget get yourself some kool stop eagle claws (salmon colored are the best).

Only thing I've found that make cantis a safe braking option. I run cantis myself BTW. Will be a lot cheaper than a v brake conversion.
bizarro302 is offline  

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

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.