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New style brake
« on: September 12, 2012, 10:20:58 pm »
Came across this Monday - first day back at school, second bike to be checked before Bikeability level 1 session. Some things don't change

A shitter and a giggler.

Re: New style brake
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 10:53:40 pm »
At least it's hooked up. After a fashion. :demon:
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Re: New style brake
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2012, 10:48:54 am »
Has it pulled through the stirrup?  This is a common, and very dangerous, fault with non-Shimano brakes.  Shimano seem to use harder metal.  Even so, I'd probably swap out V-brakes after a few years' hard use.

On a related subject, there was a BSO in the work bike shed this week with disc brake calipers and no discs on the wheels, i.e. no brakes at all.  As it had gears and a freewheel, I wonder how it works.  It may be that the rider is exceptionally skilled at jamming his foot between the rear tyre and the frame, something the local BMXers have adopted.
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Re: New style brake
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2012, 11:46:19 am »
I don't think it has pulled through. The cable end is where the end of the noodle should be, and vice versa.

Re: New style brake
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 06:13:14 pm »
That should give a lovely firm lever, no brake, but a lovely lever.
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