Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby swtchbckr on Thu 24th Aug 9:29am

well i had a set of br555 deores from around 2002 that were still going strong a couple of months ago when the bike they were on was stolen. I didnt even change the oil on them or do anything to them aside from changing pads for well over 10 years. And they were used hard twice weekly (or more)... THAT was quality product.


apparently the deores that followed were crap, and it's been an uphill battle since then.

the more recent xts have seemed pretty good so far (a couple years in) - especially with the KoolStop full-comb pads... (haha, they make a good beard comb when they've run out of pad...)
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Dougal on Thu 24th Aug 5:12pm

Astoria Paranoia wrote:I had a set of gen 1 Saint brakes that took over 8 years to die.


I've got a set of 2000 Hayes Mag's which I still ride.

Levers pretty floppy though.
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Wobbler on Thu 24th Aug 6:00pm

My mags with BFLs were some of my favorite brakes, I just got sick of the recurring sticky pistons and whatnot.
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby shmoodiver on Thu 24th Aug 7:08pm

I see a LOT if shimano brakes with black as fluid and ruined levers up here. In high use they need to be bled very frequently and the levers have no real seal to stop shit getting into the master cylinder. I was a total shimano fanboi, started on XT's, went to zee's and then saints, all had good power but no real modulation. XT's weren't grunty enough, zee's ended soft on long tech descents and saints were like switches. Lent a customer my saints because she couldn't get guides to work for her... spent a day up the gorge on guide RSC's and few weeks riding on them before getting my saints back and realised just how little modulation saints have. I now have guide rsc levers on code calipers and they're the tits. a little more spendy than shimano brakes but they last and are serviceable.
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Thu 24th Aug 7:21pm

My main issue with my Shimano brakes is mysterious pad contamination. :huh:


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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Dougal on Thu 24th Aug 8:05pm

Wobbler wrote:My mags with BFLs were some of my favorite brakes, I just got sick of the recurring sticky pistons and whatnot.


Grease the Pistons once and they never stick again. It also makes them really easy to reset in a pad change.
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Wobbler on Thu 24th Aug 10:45pm

Dougal wrote:
Wobbler wrote:My mags with BFLs were some of my favorite brakes, I just got sick of the recurring sticky pistons and whatnot.


Grease the Pistons once and they never stick again. It also makes them really easy to reset in a pad change.


They are so very long gone

I'm pretty sure its mostly rose tinted goggles and they were actually not that great by modern standards
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Percy Pig on Thu 24th Aug 11:04pm

Astoria Paranoia wrote:My main issue with my Shimano brakes is mysterious pad contamination. :huh:


Stop dribbling KFC nug juice on yer bike. :huh:
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Thu 24th Aug 11:07pm

eww KFC nugs are the worst
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Dougal on Thu 24th Aug 11:24pm

Wobbler wrote:
Dougal wrote:
Wobbler wrote:My mags with BFLs were some of my favorite brakes, I just got sick of the recurring sticky pistons and whatnot.


Grease the Pistons once and they never stick again. It also makes them really easy to reset in a pad change.


They are so very long gone

I'm pretty sure its mostly rose tinted goggles and they were actually not that great by modern standards


I still ride them and they're still competitive.

Ergonomics and bleeding hassle aside.

These were the brakes that people dissed back in the day for having too much power.

I also run hfx-mag from 2006 on my favorite bike. Different lever design but same Pistons, pads etc. Last rode those on Tuesday. They do the 1500m vertical rides about once a year. Worn out front pads and changed rotors. Still run original rear pads.
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Conners on Fri 25th Aug 8:36am

Wobbler wrote:My mags with BFLs...

BFL = Big Fucking Lever?
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Wobbler on Fri 25th Aug 12:46pm

MAYBE

like deeze

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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby mudguard on Sat 26th Aug 3:09pm

Wobbler wrote:MAYBE

like deeze


Were they an option those levers? I used Dangerboys on my old Mags. I think I forced Dougal to take my collection of Hayes brakes.
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby dwgknz on Fri 8th Sep 11:21am

McGazza t-shirts and socks. And more chainsaw socks.

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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Velocipedestrian on Fri 8th Sep 2:48pm

dwgknz wrote:McGazza t-shirts and socks. And more chainsaw socks.

McGazza!


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