Author Topic: Bodge to stop discs from closing in transit  (Read 3028 times)

meddyg

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Bodge to stop discs from closing in transit
« on: 20 February, 2024, 01:21:49 pm »
Well it's not really a 'skip' bike; it's a Ribble Ebike.
We had disc brakes on a tandem previously, but rarely took wheels off to transport it.
It's a hydraulic system.

So we arrive at start of ride by car with my wife's bike and mine in the back of campervan.
I have dropped out front wheel but discs have closed together on the journey.



so, with difficulty, prise apart with screwdriver - a bit too blunt really for the task, but all I had...



I wondered what I had lying around to stop them closing up , and wonder what others use?
Here's a bodge - with a 2p coin !



maybe something softer like this chiropody felt ?
qv



Any suggestions ?






Feanor

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Re: Bodge to stop discs from closing in transit
« Reply #1 on: 20 February, 2024, 01:24:52 pm »
Just google Disk Brake Spacer.
Little plastic things that clip in place for exactly this job.
Because they clip in, they won't fall out like a coin or random bit of sheet material might.

They cost pennies.

Re: Bodge to stop discs from closing in transit
« Reply #2 on: 20 February, 2024, 01:28:05 pm »
An old CD does the job.

Re: Bodge to stop discs from closing in transit
« Reply #3 on: 20 February, 2024, 03:36:06 pm »
I got a clip-type thing from a LBS for free.
Seems they come in the big box when they get bikes from manufacturers that need final assembling.
Reminds me that I have no idea where it is - probably in the back of the skoda I sold 2 years ago.
I don't need to remove the wheel to load the bike into the Berlingo.

meddyg

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Re: Bodge to stop discs from closing in transit
« Reply #4 on: 20 February, 2024, 08:00:04 pm »
I just happened to be in Go Outdoors in Cardiff at the end of the day; their technician gave me a couple ("how many do you want?") As you say - used for stabilising the brakes in the delivery box !


citoyen

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Re: Bodge to stop discs from closing in transit
« Reply #5 on: 20 February, 2024, 09:06:01 pm »
Those little plastic doofers are invaluable if you have to do a lot of packing up of bikes for shipping.

You can also get fatter block types for keeping the pistons apart when you remove the pads.
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