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Old 03-14-24, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
Drum brakes worked just as well as disk did on the initial braking action, they stopped the cars, in a panic they would lock up the tires, and it was the tires adhesion to the pavement that stopped the car, not that they were drums or disks. The major issue with drum brakes was overheating and they would fade with repeated braking, the disk can do to. Brake Pad Fade (Mechanical Fade):
  • Occurs with disc brakes.
  • When a brake pad operates beyond its designed maximum temperature range, its friction material (brake lining) starts to degrade.
  • Dynamic Brake Fade:
    • Can happen with both disc brakes and drum brakes.
    • In disc brakes, dynamic fade often results from using low-quality or unsuitable brake pads. It can also occur due to brake caliper lag (where the caliper remains stuck to the rotor even after releasing the brake pedal).
    • In drum brakes, dynamic fade occurs when the brake material or friction surface of the brake shoe vaporizes at elevated temperatures.
  • Brake Fluid Fade:
    • Brake fluid can also experience fade due to excessive heat.
    • When brake fluid overheats, it can form air bubbles, leading to a spongy brake pedal feel and reduced braking performance.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I thought you should know, I use you to justify my bike spending.

So I will apologize to your wife up front on this one, but I realized that a couple pairs of my bibs really need to be replaced, so I ordered a couple Ultimate Adventure Bibs from Black Bibs.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
Any chance you have recently purchased cycling related products? If so- try posting about the product(s) in this thread.
Somehow my post got put on the wrong thread, sorry
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Originally Posted by jaxgtr
So I will apologize to your wife up front on this one, but I realized that a couple pairs of my bibs really need to be replaced, so I ordered a couple Ultimate Adventure Bibs from Black Bibs.

Picked up a new blendr light mount for the madone gen 7. Went with a different one, All my bikes have the MTB light mount, Itís nice, has a place for cables and such, However, the mount seems to wear out quickly and the light has a lot of play. My madone had started making a rattling noise and I could not figure out what it was. Took the light off and the noise stopped.




Also picked up a bat cage for the underside cage mount on my checkpoint. Dining a longer gravel ride on monday so need all the water I can carry. My camelback sketches me out.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Picked up a new blendr light mount for the madone gen 7. Went with a different one, All my bikes have the MTB light mount, Itís nice, has a place for cables and such, However, the mount seems to wear out quickly and the light has a lot of play. My madone had started making a rattling noise and I could not figure out what it was. Took the light off and the noise stopped.




Also picked up a bat cage for the underside cage mount on my checkpoint. Dining a longer gravel ride on monday so need all the water I can carry. My camelback sketches me out.

Check out this place for some 3D printed stuff. I bought a number of items from them for the tail lights as the Bontrager mounts as you said, weak or wear out. These are much better. They have a bunch of stuff, if you search terms like Trek, Bontrager, Garmin, Wahoo, etc. I bought the Bontrager tail light \ varia mount that attaches to my Versus saddle. It is fantastic, pricey, but worth it.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/6E...li=marketplace

Bontrager
https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace/tech/mechanical-parts?type=product&q=Bontrager
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Originally Posted by jaxgtr
Check out this place for some 3D printed stuff. I bought a number of items from them for the tail lights as the Bontrager mounts as you said, weak or wear out. These are much better. They have a bunch of stuff, if you search terms like Trek, Bontrager, Garmin, Wahoo, etc. I bought the Bontrager tail light \ varia mount that attaches to my Versus saddle. It is fantastic, pricey, but worth it.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/6E...li=marketplace

Bontrager
https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace/tech/mechanical-parts?type=product&q=Bontrager

thanks amigo, will def give one of those a try in the future. New light mount is already making noiseÖÖ
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
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Dont be. Itís a Spesh. Wonít fit on your bikes properly.
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Dahon upgrade

Upgrading my 2012 Dahon Mu P8 w/ a pr of Contiís & a slew of LitePro components.

32mm replacing 42mm

Should lighten the load

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Originally Posted by Need41speed
Should lighten the load
https://www.aliexpress.us/item/32568...yAdapt=glo2usa

Is this the wheelset? Its 1740g...what is the weight of your current wheelset? I would figure a 20" low profile box rim wheelset would weigh less than 1740g.
Admittedly though, I know nothing about the component weights of folding bikes.
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Just ordered a Kask Protone Icon helmet to replace the Smith Iíve been using for years.

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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Picked up a new blendr light mount for the madone gen 7. Went with a different one, All my bikes have the MTB light mount, Itís nice, has a place for cables and such, However, the mount seems to wear out quickly and the light has a lot of play. My madone had started making a rattling noise and I could not figure out what it was. Took the light off and the noise stopped.




Also picked up a bat cage for the underside cage mount on my checkpoint. Dining a longer gravel ride on monday so need all the water I can carry. My camelback sketches me out.
Is that the crazy expensive and heavy Bontrager commuter pro light*? I bought one and it rattled from minute one. Replaced it with the slightly less expensive but still overpriced one.

* It probably isnít because you canít mount that upside down thanks to its lensing. Would be like having main beam on all the time.
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Just bought one of these Stashed wall-mount rails to try to clear some of our garage floor of bikes. Planning to get it installed tomorrow.

https://www.stashedproducts.co.uk/pr...ge-system-wall
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
https://www.aliexpress.us/item/32568...yAdapt=glo2usa

Is this the wheelset? Its 1740g...what is the weight of your current wheelset? I would figure a 20" low profile box rim wheelset would weigh less than 1740g.
Admittedly though, I know nothing about the component weights of folding bikes.
Unsure of wheelset weights. Current wheelset is made of WTB box rims and forged aluminum hubs. The wheelset upgrade has doubled walled 40mm deep rims and hubs w/ disc brake mount blocks. My guess is that this is where the weight comes from.
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Additions to my bike tool box

To complete my folding bike upgrade, needed some new and improved tools.

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Buys a heavy wheelset to lighten a bike, but doesnt know the weight of the current wheels.
Buys random Amazon stuff and poorly redacts the Amazon prices, as if knowing the prices is bad or matters.


...this has quickly become my new favorite BF thread.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
Buys a heavy wheelset to lighten a bike, but doesnt know the weight of the current wheels.
Buys random Amazon stuff and poorly redacts the Amazon prices, as if knowing the prices is bad or matters.


...this has quickly become my new favorite BF thread.
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WOW, judgmental arenít we.
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New bar plugs installed, nice little detail. The logos could be printed a little more centered, but whatever, they're at least both the same.

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Originally Posted by choddo
Is that the crazy expensive and heavy Bontrager commuter pro light*? I bought one and it rattled from minute one. Replaced it with the slightly less expensive but still overpriced one.

* It probably isnít because you canít mount that upside down thanks to its lensing. Would be like having main beam on all the time.

Used it for 4 years. No issues. I ride mostly at 4 am in the dark so it works well. Better than any other brand I have used.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Used it for 4 years. No issues. I ride mostly at 4 am in the dark so it works well. Better than any other brand I have used.
Suspect itís the same one I got 2nd time.

Still a bit heavy and could do with a few more lighting options but good quality.
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Added a Gopro mount to the Black Inc handlebars. Test fitted my new GoPro10.




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Added a Gopro mount to the Black Inc handlebars. Test fitted my new GoPro10.





How many watts does the skeleton get you?
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