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Talk about lousy brakes

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Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 2337
Location: hillbilly heaven

2/7/17 2:18 PM

Talk about lousy brakes

I bought a used cross bike that had cantis on it with carbon wheels and carbon specific brake pads. People who complain about cantis should be thankful they they dont have carbon pads and rims. The bike coasted to a stop on level ground....

I moved the rims over to my road bike, thinking that dual pivot calipers are so much stronger that it would at least stop in a decent manner, though probably not as well as basic aluminum wheels.

One of the reason I bought the bike was to dip my toes in the high end carbon wheel pool without spending a lot of money. They are Reynolds Attack wheels which are said to be OK for cross and don't have a weight limit. I didn't want to ride them daily and I don't ride my road bike that often so I hope they hold up on it. I also hope I'm able to stop it.

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Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 15191
Location: Portland, OR

2/7/17 2:44 PM

I gave up, at my weight I just need brakes that are no ambiguous. Now they have basalt coatings I have not tried, so I do not know how 'improved' they are in braking performance now. My last set was Reynolds dv46ul tubulars. Tried a few different carbon specific pads as well. Reynolds now are woven scrim brake surfaces, better/newer than basalt?? dunno.

Every used set I looked at had brake scars. I figured if cheap enough I'd give newer tech a try as long as I could resell without a loss.

Bonding AL brake tracks adds weight and a place for a bond to fail...

All that said, the Pacenti SL23 wheels I built have a grooved machining, the grip is completely confidence inspiring. For hauling my fat ars down....

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Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 15191
Location: Portland, OR

2/7/17 2:48 PM

Zipp apparently uses the woven scrim now as well.

For the ambiguity Olympics, read:

Do You Need to Replace Your Carbon Rims?

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Jesus Saves
Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 954
Location: South of Heaven

2/8/17 12:43 PM

koan for cyclists

When lousy brakes talk, do they usually squeak?

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