After 17,000 miles on my Klein, the brakes finally needed to be replaced. It was easier than I thought and a very satisfying procedure.
|No sense skimping on such a critical item... get the good stuff.|
|The pads have a little allen screw to hold them|
in the holder thing. Check out how much I've
|Old pad on the left, new pad on the right. Had to loosen my|
cable up to get the new shoes over the tire.
|Wear indicators worn out. Also, little bits of metal, and the rubber|
is kind of hard making for sub-optimal performance.
|Pad comparison. That little screw nub doesn't appear |
to have any function at all.
|A little screw to hold the pad in the shoe, a bigger|
screw to hold the shoe on the caliper, and a functionless
nub... pretty simple.
So new brakes installed and I had a luxurious braking experience today.
|Diablo Shoutout to Ranger Carl|
|Burned manzanita (?) patch.|
|Diablo Shoutout to blog-reader Keith|
|Three porta-potties for 1,000 riders on tomorrow's Diablo Challenge.|
Plan ahead challengers.
|Some kind of running event on The Mountain this morning as well.|
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