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    Picture Mondays

    Well sorry for the late start but here it goes:

    I liked the monster cross thing but the bars had to go.Now with 36:18 ratio







    I got a new V brake for the front:


    A close up of the seat:

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    How do you like that seat? That seat came on my Diamondback. It hurts my ass. I swapped it with the seat on my 04 Giant so I can have a lil more padding back thur.

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    looks good, personally I would shorten the brake housing by a few inches, put the rubber gromet on the correct way, and cut off the excess foot of cable and crimp it. but other wise it looks cool!

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    i like the seat for its looks, comfort is another thing. i was thinking i would get used to it but so far it still hurts my ass aswell. gonna give a few more months maybe.

    as for the cables , when i was installing the v brake i couldnt find a shorter cable . this is all i got. could i just cut them with some pliers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    i like the seat for its looks, comfort is another thing. i was thinking i would get used to it but so far it still hurts my ass aswell. gonna give a few more months maybe.

    as for the cables , when i was installing the v brake i couldnt find a shorter cable . this is all i got. could i just cut them with some pliers?
    I always cut mine down, but not "too" short. You can get ends (I've seen them at the LBS) to crimp on so it looks like the kind of crimped on end you find out of a fresh pack of cables.

    I personally haven't gotten ends though. I'm just... lazy.

    However, quick story for anybody running disc brakes - If you cut your cables, bend those suckers OUT. I was on a narrow trail flying around a turn and I clipped a bush, which pushed the cable + crimped end in towards the bike. The end got caught in the vent of the disc and WOOOOOOSH I went. So, guys - bend those suckers out. I bend mine on a 90 degree angle so they point straight outward to prevent this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roasted
    I was on a narrow trail flying around a turn and I clipped a bush, which pushed the cable + crimped end in towards the bike. The end got caught in the vent of the disc and WOOOOOOSH I went.
    I call bullspit.

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    I go through so many brake cable . I really should crimp the thingy on. but ive never had a problem with the cable being too long that it got in the rim ,it only stabs me in the butt for time to time.

    thanks for your thoughful insight w00t!
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    Quote Originally Posted by w00t!
    I call bullspit.
    Oh? Why is that?

    Let's look at a few pictures.

    Note - vents on disc.


    Note on same picture - crimped end on cable on bottom left.


    When example 2 (crimped cable end) meets example 1 (openings on rotor), abrupt stopping occurs.

    Try it if you don't believe me.

    Just wear a damn helmet.

    Please be aware - this happened on the front brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roasted
    Oh? Why is that?

    Let's look at a few pictures.

    Note - vents on disc.


    Note on same picture - crimped end on cable on bottom left.


    When example 2 (crimped cable end) meets example 1 (openings on rotor), abrupt stopping occurs.

    Try it if you don't believe me.

    Just wear a damn helmet.

    Please be aware - this happened on the front brake.
    KICKASS FRONT FLIP!!!

    are those allen bolts where you bolted your disk to the rim?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    KICKASS FRONT FLIP!!!

    are those allen bolts where you bolted your disk to the rim?
    Oh that's not my bike. I just google image searched till I found something like I was looking for. My bike originally came with Hayes disc brakes so I had rotors with those bigger vent holes like in the picture. I didn't flip over my bike, because I just so happened to have been leaning back because I was approaching a wide yet low rock I was going to try to bunny hop over.

    I couldn't believe the kind of stopping power I had with that sucker. Locked up the front tire and just skidded on the dirt. I certainly would have been over the handlebars had I not been leaning back. Stopping abruptly like that without any sort of anticipation (especially since I was mentally prepared to do a bunny hop at a decent speed) scares the living **** outa ya.

    I got some nasty grooves in the rotor from it, though. But I had BB7's on the way anyway so the Hayes brakes + rotors are on the shelf and now I'm rocking the Avid's. That was a 10 minute trail-side beeyotch to pull the pieces of cable out from the brake pads. They wedged up there pretty damn good.

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    any shop will GIVE you a handful of cable ends if you ask kindly. use a pair of wire cutters (even the ones on needle nose pliers can work ok) to cut the excess down and crimp cable end on with any pliers available.

    as for the picture... lol, that hydraulic brake has NO cable end to get stuck in the rotor.
    a pic of a mechanical disc setup would better illustrate the point. it is wise to route the excess cable away from spinning parts.

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    ooo thanks for the info. I have had "different expirences in my LBS's .
    I asked to see if the shop had a spare parts been i could look through and they said they dont have one when i clearly had seen one the other day. customer service is sometimes ify
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10speedbiopacefreewheel
    any shop will GIVE you a handful of cable ends if you ask kindly. use a pair of wire cutters (even the ones on needle nose pliers can work ok) to cut the excess down and crimp cable end on with any pliers available.

    as for the picture... lol, that hydraulic brake has NO cable end to get stuck in the rotor.
    a pic of a mechanical disc setup would better illustrate the point. it is wise to route the excess cable away from spinning parts.

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    As it was already noted, this is not my bike. I did a quick google image search to get my point across and did my best to outline the exact things I was looking at.

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    From a ride we did on 8/2:











    Must. Go. Back.
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    wow great shots, could you guys please post where including state, that you are, so i can know where all the raddest mtn biking is?
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    where are those shots from, nahco?

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    Thanks That was an incredible ride. The first three pics are from the Donner Lake Rim Trail, and the last two are from the Hole-In-The-Ground trail in Truckee, CA (right outside of Tahoe).
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
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    'cept they were running fixed gear that day........
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    No riding pictures for me, but I did buy one an Origin8 Spy yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus
    'cept they were running fixed gear that day........

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