Cycling Thread 3.0

#5001

Mtb? These are road shifters, so I’d need to replace the whole groupset pretty much

Got the bike back to the shop, brakes now work but I’m sure they should be better than they are, there’s no… Urgency in them. Hard to explain. They do stop me, it’s impossible to lock up the front wheel though.

Gonna do a road test in my street comparing my rim brake road bike, gfs hybrid shimano hydraulics, and the srams. :laughing::nerd_face:

Reckon the shimano discs will win by a mile.

#5002

are they cable or hydraulic? you got compressionless outers?

#5003

Apex hydraulics, if I have a compressionless outer I am unaware of it.

(wth is a compressionless outer?!)

#5004

Stupid question - are the front and rear calipers interchangeable? Maybe I could try swapping them over and then make another huge brake fluid mess and make everything even worse!

#5005

Yeah these were on a MTB, it came with the srams

I have Shimano road brakes (ultegras) on my stooshie and they are fantastic

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#5006

only applies to cabled brakes, not hydraulics. it refers to how the outer cables are made, compressionless housings are more expensive but they don’t compress (!) ie squeeze radially meaning less friction in the system and better braking

#5007

you should be able to lock up a wheel though, something wrong there

might be your pads or rotors are contaminated with a bit of oil or something

#5008

Pads are fine - I’ll swap rotors around and see if that makes any difference. As I say though they’ve always been like this, not even sure they should be better (but I think they should).

#5009

Basically this (annoyingly of course this thread just ends and there’s no conclusion)

#5010

get overly irked when people spell ‘disc’ with a k

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#5011

Oh, cool, thanks. Is there a group of you going? I’ll drop you a line when I know what I’m doing.

#5012

there will be a lot of Penge people but I’ve not really worked it out yet

#5013

I’m seven weeks into Project “Start Cycling” and today I decided to reattempt the first proper route I tried. Got round it 45 minutes quicker this time round, which I am quietly pleased with :smiley:

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#5014

plz join:

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#5015

Cycling is fun isn’t it?

Are intervals fun? Probably not. But I’m gonna try them, going for quick 30 minute rides after work. Anyone tried anything like this and lasted for more than 12 minutes?

#5016

yes, though I decided to wash my bike last night and my hands are COVERED in grease and oil even this morning, and one of my disc rotors is making an annoying swishy swish sound when unnder load, so they’re also incredibly annoying

Not really. Wouldn’t do it on the road because traffic and that.

#5017

V02 max intervals, yes! great fun!

threshold intervals, no! really bad!

#5018

i’ve tried a couple of times. it’s well harder than you would think and a definite skill. think the secret is picking the right roads to do it on.

#5019

There’s a really good off road cycling path by the coast not too far from me :sunglasses:

#5020

Get something like these, life saver when working on the minging commuters.

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