TYPES OF BIKE BRAKES. WHITE MOUNTAIN BIKE TIRES. BIKE SHORTS PADDING.
Types Of Bike Brakes
- Bicycle brake systems are used to slow down or stop a bicycle. There have been various types of brakes used throughout history, and several are still in use today. The three main types are: rim brakes, disc brakes, and drum brakes.
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Day 96: Bike Gang
Wednesday, April 6th Today was productive. Functioning on the 1 hour of sleep I got between working last night and class this morning, I was SO insanely good at getting things done. I'll just copy and paste straight from my blog: "I am so happy. The following is one of my longer blog posts, read only if you really care. I got 1 hour of sleep last night (finally fell asleep at 5:20, woke at 6:23 to blaring alarms. I then proceeded to ace every single aspect of all three of my classes, remaining wide awake through all three. In photo I printed more enlargements than anyone else in class, messing up only once, I love how the prints turned out. I posted a picture of 4 of the 5 earlier. In between my 1st and 2nd class I went shopping, ate with two friends, and completely tuned up my nicer (road-racing-hybrid type) bike. In my 2nd class we were tasked with making paper models of the clay creations we made last class, which is no easy task. 3D models out of 2D paper takes some serious translation, I got a TON done in class, but have more to do this weekend. In drawing I didn’t create any masterpieces but I had fun munching on doublemint gum and exploring gesture drawing, which is basically like scibbling and then having it artistically critiqued. You can’t go very badly wrong unless you start drawing well and filling in details. That’s a no-no. After class I drove back to the dorms, biked immediately up the hill to photograph sunset, then back down to eat with Jeshua, then bike ride around the city before heading to my next event: John and some of his CSF friends played the Coffee House at the Student Center (remodeled synagogue place) and ROCKED IT. Basically, 5 people showed up for the first act and about 40 showed up for john and friends. It was incredible. After that we packed up all their gear, and john headed to CSF to return it all, I biked back home to await his return. Then we got The Spot/Sub Shop meals with him and his girlfriend and band mate Joshua. After that it was time for the long awaited bike ride. Claire had just gotten a new bike when we got back from eating and so we grabbed her, her BF Tap, Aaron, John, Emily, Me, and Jeshua and had a 7 person biker gang bike ride around the town at midnight! Such an incredible experience, and I got some more fantastic pictures of that. After that I still wasn’t tired (What? 1 hour of sleep was plenty) and so I flipped my old dual suspension mountain bike with 3 broken spokes over and went to work. After applying what I learned on youtube today for about an hour I had restored the bike to FULL working condition, brakes, gears, and all. I now have 2 bike options for my preference as to whether I want to go crazy and jump off of everything or just cruise around and enjoy the weather! I am so stoked to have put in the time and effort to really make those bikes my own and I know can confidently say I know how to fix every aspect of them. Overall, a phenomenal day. For some reason it’s the days that my sleep schedule is most askew that I am the most ridiculously productive. I think this makes up 200% for my sleeping till 5 pm the day before hand. I am just so satisfied with life." So this picture is of the 7 person biker gang. Such beautiful times. I never wanted to forget that night, so I kept everyone from their sleep and extra 15 minutes and got some lovely pictures. I love my friends down here. May the good times keep rolling on! Strobist info: one flash triggered with the on-camera commander mode flash, E-TTLII metering, aperture priority mode. It's my Canon 480EX II. Yeah. I little fooling around and I got the picture lit okay. I just had the camera on a short tripod and held the flash centered in front of the group for the picture. Not the best lighting for sure, but it worked in a pinch to light a group that would have been impossible with on-camera flash. Way too much fall-off. OH! and let me introduce you to some people. Farthest back is Tap, the guy I got to know through Humans Vs. Zombies crazyness, he's Claire's BF. Emily is next up, she's a great friend, and she's riding her step dads cruiser till she gets her bike from home. John, one of my best friends here at SCAD is next to her, they are a couple. He rides a super-sexy Specialized that he bought from a cousin. It is in freewheel mode at the moment, but it can be a fixie too. It's a nice road bike fo sho. Next to him is Jeshua, my bike-all-the-time friend. He's from michigan and he's just awesome. He jsut got that awesome yellow bike you see him holding in the picture. Best road bike I've ever seen from walmart. Next up is Aaron, more of a friend of a friend. I met him as Spiderman at the halloween ball first quarter. We danced like it was the last night of our lives, and that is one of the best ways to get to know a person. He's cool. Finally claire, girlfriend of the kid at the back of the line. She's a wonderful person. I met her through Meghan (my official SCAD BFFL) als
Campagnolo Delta Brake set up instructions
Delta Brakes: Campagnolo Delta Brake Setup from Toe Clips Summer `94 The following is a worksheet for the Delta brake. The brake has a reach range of 35 to 47mm, which makes it a “short reach” type. The internal linkage operates like a “scissors jack” and is quite powerful. The linkage is held together by C-clips, but disassembly is usually not necessary and is a pain in the neck. Clean the internal parts as a unit with solvent, dry with compressed air and lubricate all pivots with alight oil. The caliper housing will limit the selection of tire use. Large cross section tires may end up very close or may even contact the brake housing. The cables fray upon securing, so count on installing a new one rather than reusing the old cable. Installation Loosen brake pad bolts and lubricate threads. Set brake pads to lowest position in the caliper arms. Apply Locktite #242 to caliper mounting bolt or sleeve nut. Install caliper to frame and secure to mounting but to snug. Center caliper arms to rim. Centering of caliper arms will not affect pad alignment. Set pad height by loosening brake mounting nut and moving entire caliper up or down. Set brake pads at the lowest edge of braking surface. Align pads tangent to rim, secure to 60 inch pounds. Hold caliper centering to rims and secure mounting nut to 70 inch pounds. Double check pad alignment. Size and finish cable housing. Remove cover plate by squeezing pads together and lifting up on top cap which is beneath adjusting barrel spring. Lift off cover plate. Remove adjusting barrel and lubricate threads. Reinstall and turn clockwise until it bottoms out, then turn counter clockwise 3-4 turns. Hold the cable pinch nut with a 9mm open end wrench, and loosen cable pinch set screw with a 9/64? Allen key. Lubricate threads of cable pinch set screw. Oil inside of housing of exposed cable from 2.5 to 3.5 inches from end of housing. The cable tends to fray when cable pinch mechanism is secured. Take care to solder the section without lumps of solder. Feed cable through barrel adjuster and through hole in cable pinch mechanism. The hole is hidden behind the internal brake linkage. Cable pinch nut wrench flat will be at approximately 10:00 position. Hold the pads to the rim with a 3rd hand. Pull downward of the cable to remove stack in cable. A 4th hand is not necessary. Secure the cable pinch set screw to equivalent of 50 inch pounds. It is not necessary to maintain cable tension while securing set screw. Remove the 3rd hand tool. Stress the cable systems by pulling on the lever the equivalent of 10 panic stops. Set clearance of the pads to the rim using the barrel adjuster. Measure each side separately with a stack of feeler gauges for clearance. Remove the wheel. Squeeze the pads as fully closed as possible. This raises the cable pinch mechanism above the bottom of the caliper housing. Cut the cable as close to the cable pinch mechanism as possible. The cable is likely to fray at this time. Allow the pads to return to their normal position. If the end of the cable is clearing the caliper housing, it is short enough. If the cable is resting on the housing, attempt to cut it shorter using a quality pair of diagonal cutters. Reinstall caliper cover and install wheel. Center brakes so that pads strike rim simultaneously. To fine tune pad centering, loosen mounting bolt, move and hold caliper body, and then secure mounting nut. Double check pad alignment after changing centering. Fine tune moving only pads, not caliper arms. Clean rim with acetone or similar solvent. If brakes squeal upon test ride, toe pads by means of the front set screw in the pad holder. Use care not to displace pad from holder. Written By Calvin Jones