What did you do to your bike today?


#17881

Yeah, that was exactly what my email asked about. I assumed they must make an adapter that bends around that piston bump.


#17882

Isn’t he saying that is what the Mount F is for (except they only make it for 180F)?


#17883

He was saying I could upgrade to that spacer and get a larger rotor but would need to contact the framebuilder to verify if 4 pistons and a 180mm would be too powerful.

I suspect he saw the high rake of the fork and was like :colbert: WTF are these PNW nerds smoking.


#17884

Quite possible, maaaaaan

Are you concerned about fork unraking? Seems like you could ask Elephant too (although think they officially recommend 160 rotors).

Either way, sorry to hear about the struggles.


#17885

[quote=Andrew_Squirrel]He was saying I could upgrade to that spacer and get a larger rotor but would need to contact the framebuilder to verify if 4 pistons and a 180mm would be too powerful.
[/quote]

Generally, bigger rotors equals lower fork loads, though heavily cantilever adaptors could complicate the analysis.


#17886

Interesting, didn’t realize that.

RE 180mm rotor:
I am definitely not trying to make the RX4 calipers work at this point. Accumulation of too many small problems to make the issue worth overcoming.
I just wanted to share my experience for others that were considering.


#17887

Well, this got out of hand. Went to pull the weird RaceFace crank and learned my crank puller is only half right. There’s nothing for the twirly bit to bottom out against in the hollow bb spindle. A penny fits, but just ends up bent. Could stack a few in there, but then fewer threads for puller to interface with. Fuck it, leave crank on and take rings off. Nope. Big ring doesn’t clear crank spider. Won’t ever need the ramped 36t 104 bcd stock ring again, took it off in pieces. Cheap narrow wide ring hole pattern slightly out of spec, so die grinder. Left the vestigial 20t granny on as a drop stop. Test ride was awesome, no problems, hateful double setup not mourned for.


#17888

I left my lil ring on also; 1x with options. Did creep up a mountain once in the 24x40.


#17889

:grant:


#17890

I had some shift-with-a-stick giggles during the struggle.


#17891

[quote=iwillbe][quote=Rusty Piton]
This bike is horrible and you should be embarrassed.[/quote]
I don’t think that’s EdBread’s bike, I think it belongs to some Instagram #influencer. It is pretty goofy though, regardless of who’s responsible for it.[/quote]

I was naive! Naive I tell you! I have learnt the tarck ways

(kind of…)


#17892

[quote=Shortpants]Weird. That looks like my business partners sups bike. Down to the rainbow housing, except her bridgestone is white.

It’s funny, my business partner will all but refuse to change a flat just so he has an excuse to ride her bike to work sometimes.[/quote]

Same here! I’d use her bike to commute when she wasn’t around – meaning most of winter 2016. It was great in PA with the dyno light + big fenders + basket + poagies.


#17893

swapped Spyres out for Hayes CX Experts

jesus christ what a difference, cant thank you guys enough for the recommendation


#17894

[quote=imoscardotcom]swapped Spyres out for Hayes CX Experts

jesus christ what a difference, cant thank you guys enough for the recommendation[/quote]

Agreed, except for the stock Hayes rotor


#17895

Came one step closer to finding the perfect length for this tiny piece of housing. Also determined that the Jagwire XEX housing is the worst shift housing in history. Coiled brake housing would work better. Screenshot of my own ig because I’m too lazy to actually walk downstairs right now.


#17896

Untangled some of the bike mess after the hols. Nothing stole.


#17897

[quote=imoscardotcom]swapped Spyres out for Hayes CX Experts
jesus christ what a difference, cant thank you guys enough for the recommendation[/quote]
I’m about to do this
Dq: what rotors and cables?


#17898

Guess I gotta do the same


#17899

[quote=NOVELTYNAME][quote=imoscardotcom]swapped Spyres out for Hayes CX Experts
jesus christ what a difference, cant thank you guys enough for the recommendation[/quote]
I’m about to do this
Dq: what rotors and cables?[/quote]

Jagwire Road Pro (Compressionless brake housing)
Stock rotor or Shimano deore-slx


#17900

I agree with the above statement, but will add that if you need Centerlock rotors, stay away from IceTech or anything with the fixing hardware at the outer edge of the rotor - it will run into the hardware on the Hayes caliper. The best Centerlock rotor which will fit with that caliper is the Shimano RT70.

Also the Jagwire pads are pretty great. I have some Clarks I’ve bought a while ago, but haven’t had cause to install them yet.