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3/1/2010 3:18 PM

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I can't get them to work right. They slow me down but not very much. They are almost touching the rim so I know they aren't too loose. What is the problem? You are probably wondering why my brake lever is on the left, My cable wasn't long enough to go to the right.
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3/1/2010 3:21 PM

probably has to to with the tension of the cable. i cant explain it but hopefully someone can.

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why the fuck you got a hub guard and aint got no fucking pegs?!

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3/1/2010 3:21 PM

LOLOLOLOL WHAT BRAKES ARE THOSE?!? IS YOUR FRAME BRAKELESS?

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3/1/2010 3:21 PM

are you using old pads?

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it feels like a piece of metal secks between your legs
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3/1/2010 3:22 PM

AM I THE ONLY ONE NOTICING THIS GUY ISNT USING A CABLE HANGER OR ANYTHING UNDER THE TT?!?!!?!

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3/1/2010 3:25 PM

Ressler711 wrote:

AM I THE ONLY ONE NOTICING THIS GUY ISNT USING A CABLE HANGER OR ANYTHING UNDER THE TT?!?!!?!

pics arent showing on the computer at work.

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why the fuck you got a hub guard and aint got no fucking pegs?!

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3/1/2010 3:27 PM

now go get some zip ties dumb nuts and ride some trails

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3/1/2010 3:28 PM

DID YOU TIGHTEN THE SPRINGS ENOUGH AND THE BRAKE CABLE COULD BE STRETCHED `

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3/1/2010 3:29 PM

Yeah my frame is brakeless. Those were the only brakes I had lying around. That pic was from right after I got them on. I have the cable zip tied up now. The pads look newer but maybe they are junk. So along with a new brake cable I should buy some pads?

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3/1/2010 3:30 PM

Ressler711 wrote:

AM I THE ONLY ONE NOTICING THIS GUY ISNT USING A CABLE HANGER OR ANYTHING UNDER THE TT?!?!!?!

lol i just saw that
that is why your brakes are sucking

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3/1/2010 3:31 PM

alexpresler wrote:

Yeah my frame is brakeless. Those were the only brakes I had lying around. That pic was from right after I got them on. I have the cable zip tied up now. The pads look newer but maybe they are junk. So along with a new brake cable I should buy some pads?

yea and a frame with cable guides and brake mounts

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3/1/2010 3:31 PM

CRACKERBIKES wrote:

DID YOU TIGHTEN THE SPRINGS ENOUGH AND THE BRAKE CABLE COULD BE STRETCHED `

They aren't 990 brakes you cant tighten the spring. The cable isn't stretched either.

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3/1/2010 3:32 PM

zach the retard wrote:

yea and a frame with cable guides and brake mounts

If you wanna buy me a new frame thats cool. I'm not buying one though.

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3/1/2010 3:32 PM

are you using the caliper brakes? they suck hardcore.

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3/1/2010 3:33 PM

Its the brakes themselves that suck... they're caliper brakes, as in the kind of brakes on walmart bikes

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3/1/2010 3:34 PM

dave dynamite wrote:

are you using the caliper brakes? they suck hardcore.

Yep. I took them off a bike in my garage. They worked good on it.

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3/1/2010 3:48 PM

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3/1/2010 3:51 PM

its because they are caliper brakes. if you want them to work good get a brake plate and a front u-brake and run it on the back. or a brake plate and normal u-brake and drill a hole in the seat tube to act as a cable stop.

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3/1/2010 3:55 PM

if you pay me for shipping, ill give you a brake plate if you want

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3/1/2010 4:03 PM

cschmall wrote:

if you pay me for shipping, ill give you a brake plate if you want

How much for shipping? I get money on saturday.

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3/1/2010 4:05 PM

Harry95 wrote:

its because they are caliper brakes. if you want them to work good get a brake plate and a front u-brake and run it on the back. or a brake plate and normal u-brake and drill a hole in the seat tube to act as a cable stop.

What is the difference between a front one and a back one?

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3/1/2010 4:07 PM

Harry95 wrote:

its because they are caliper brakes. if you want them to work good get a brake plate and a front u-brake and run it on the back. or a brake plate and normal u-brake and drill a hole in the seat tube to act as a cable stop.

alexpresler wrote:

What is the difference between a front one and a back one?

i think front brakes are angled weird. but just get evo 2s they come with a mod thingy. or you can do the second thing i said drill your seattube

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3/1/2010 4:10 PM

Harry95 wrote:

i think front brakes are angled weird. but just get evo 2s they come with a mod thingy. or you can do the second thing i said drill your seattube

I think I'm gonna get that plate off of cschmall and get the tektro fx-30. To drill the seat tube will I have to move the brakes from where they are? I am kinda set on that position.

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3/1/2010 4:15 PM

alexpresler wrote:

What is the difference between a front one and a back one?

Harry95 wrote:

i think front brakes are angled weird. but just get evo 2s they come with a mod thingy. or you can do the second thing i said drill your seattube

alexpresler wrote:

I think I'm gonna get that plate off of cschmall and get the tektro fx-30. To drill the seat tube will I have to move the brakes from where they are? I am kinda set on that position.

what do you mean? you can drill it near the top so the brakes are under the seatstays. just make it so the cable can fit through and pull smoothly and the housing can't fit through. idk if this will make it weaker or not tho but i've seen it done.

don't get those brakes. save some more and get evo 2s or flys if you can

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3/1/2010 4:16 PM

cschmall wrote:

if you pay me for shipping, ill give you a brake plate if you want

alexpresler wrote:

How much for shipping? I get money on saturday.

like $5

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3/1/2010 4:19 PM

Harry95 wrote:

what do you mean? you can drill it near the top so the brakes are under the seatstays. just make it so the cable can fit through and pull smoothly and the housing can't fit through. idk if this will make it weaker or not tho but i've seen it done.

don't get those brakes. save some more and get evo 2s or flys if you can

I want to keep them under the seatstays. I guess what you just said answered that though. I don't really want to spend a lot of money, i'm trying to save up for a wheelset and cranks.

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3/1/2010 4:19 PM

Harry95 wrote:

what do you mean? you can drill it near the top so the brakes are under the seatstays. just make it so the cable can fit through and pull smoothly and the housing can't fit through. idk if this will make it weaker or not tho but i've seen it done.

don't get those brakes. save some more and get evo 2s or flys if you can

yeah, drill a hole on the top of the seat tube, and if you can, tap it and put a barrel adjuster in it too, and yeah, evos are definitely worth the extra couple bucks

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3/1/2010 4:20 PM

cschmall wrote:

if you pay me for shipping, ill give you a brake plate if you want

alexpresler wrote:

How much for shipping? I get money on saturday.

cschmall wrote:

like $5

Ok, ill let you know when I get the money.

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3/1/2010 4:22 PM

alexpresler wrote:

How much for shipping? I get money on saturday.

cschmall wrote:

like $5

alexpresler wrote:

Ok, ill let you know when I get the money.

ok

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3/1/2010 4:33 PM
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cschmall wrote:

yeah, drill a hole on the top of the seat tube, and if you can, tap it and put a barrel adjuster in it too, and yeah, evos are definitely worth the extra couple bucks

I have a tap&die so getting it threaded is no problem. How are the diatech brakes?

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