Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby el_booto on Mon 9th Jul 11:29am

Dougal wrote:
Conners wrote:Wait - are you telling me it was possible to improve from the HFX-9?

:p


The HFX9 for some reason dropped power compared to the original Hayes Mags. I've got them both here. My Hayes Mag's are old enough to get into pubs now and still have great bite. Can still get original metallic pads for them, not sure about pistons.

The Dominion is the best brake I've ever ridden. Bar none.


that master cylinder plunger looks like a carryover from the HFX brakes.
G1/G2 calipers (HFX mag/9) use the same pistons as the stroker trail if i'm not mistaken.
i have a good stock of old calipers in the bin at work if you ever find a need, i occasionally refurb them but the market is pretty narrow, only really for restorations
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Dougal on Mon 9th Jul 11:43am

el_booto wrote:that master cylinder plunger looks like a carryover from the HFX brakes.
G1/G2 calipers (HFX mag/9) use the same pistons as the stroker trail if i'm not mistaken.
i have a good stock of old calipers in the bin at work if you ever find a need, i occasionally refurb them but the market is pretty narrow, only really for restorations


The 69mm calipers are the real rocking horse poo. Only made in 1999 before they all settled on 74mm post spacing in 2000. I've got one 69mm caliper here.
There was also a 22mm direct mount used on the back end of some bikes. But that carried on after 2000 for a bit.

I lost track of Hayes brakes between 2006 and 2015. My 2015 Prime have been rock solid. But they don't have the power or feel of the Dominion.

Guess I can stop blurring my pics now. :)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc3LcT0lxW9 ... suspension
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Mon 9th Jul 6:32pm



Ooo Troy Lee Impact Pros look awesome
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Mon 9th Jul 10:37pm

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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby swtchbckr on Tue 10th Jul 8:59am

Astoria Paranoia wrote:

cool!
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Dougal on Wed 11th Jul 10:25am

Astoria Paranoia wrote:


They have no method to change gear though. It's concept only.

I recall a go-kart with a similar setup on it (but actual gear teeth, 4-5 crown-wheels and pinion, instead of fragile teeth and open bearings) about 30 years ago. So you could manually change your axle ratio.

Haven't seen one since and the internet ain't pulling up the right pics.
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Clarky on Wed 11th Jul 1:25pm

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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Conners on Thu 12th Jul 3:14pm

Dougal wrote:
Astoria Paranoia wrote:


They have no method to change gear though. It's concept only.

Presumably the concept is to adjust the length of the shaft to move the pinion across the cassette though?
Which would be all good on a hardtail....
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Dougal on Fri 13th Jul 5:19pm

Conners wrote:Presumably the concept is to adjust the length of the shaft to move the pinion across the cassette though?
Which would be all good on a hardtail....


Stationary changing with synchronisation can work (at one point in the circle your current ring-gear and the next will have 2 teeth line up) but it's going to take some work to make it move in motion and under power.

I've been hunting for photos of the go-kart setup that was basically the same. But nothing so far. It was all too far pre-internet.
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