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Discussion: Oh no!

in: Bash; Bash > 2017-05-04

May 5, 2017 1:42 PM # 
Carbon's Offset:
Is this on the new mountain bike?
When I have brake issues, I sometimes wish they were as simple as v-brakes, something easier to understand and fix in the field.
But when the disc brakes work, they are amazing.
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May 5, 2017 2:23 PM # 
gail:
Good timing on getting that new bike!
May 5, 2017 3:07 PM # 
eldersmith:
Glad the brakes didn't fail at a point when you really needed them! We get so reliant on them, and so confident in them because they almost always do work, both on bikes and cars, that we go plenty fast enough to have major disasters if they go bad someplace really critical.
May 5, 2017 5:46 PM # 
Bash:
It's the old bike - phew. 'Bent realized last night that one of the brake pads was missing. I found it in the driveway in the place where I flipped the bike over to put the wheel on. I had to do that because it wasn't going on easily in the upright position. In hindsight, the brake pad was probably loose and blocking the wheel. Flipping it over solved that problem - sort of! :)

I've now been at the shop for 3 hrs getting the new bike set up and problem-solved. Dropper post sent by Pivot won't work at my leg length so that will have to wait. Also, the stock handlebars wouldn't hold a map holder.
May 5, 2017 6:40 PM # 
Carbon's Offset:
Brake problem solved... with a new bike :)
May 5, 2017 7:32 PM # 
Bash:
Yes!! Also, 'Bent fixed the old bike. It took 4 hrs at the shop and I'll need to come back for some final stuff like the new dropper post but I have the bike with me in the van. Too rainy to ride so I can only admire it and start thinking up a name for it. Now for a latte and celebration treat!
May 6, 2017 11:57 AM # 
'Bent:
Our basement sure looks cool right now.

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