Twinkly Dave – Mud splattered bicycle and pizza enthusiast Growing old disgracefully

October 27, 2008

and then the pads melted

Filed under: bikes,rubbish weather — dgpowell @ 10:59 am

rode the race-bike scandal for the first time since SITS yesterday, the ground was wet, it rained and i didn’t pootle about the place, so fo course the 3 ride old (warantee replacement) SS ceramic bottom bracket is now rattly and horribly noisey and the brake pads that were at 50% disappeared completely by 35miles in.

great. more cash down the drain. grrr.

I’ve got to start carrying spare brake pads with me when i go out as i’m rapidly running out of pad springs by stuffing them into the rotor when the friction material wears away. What’s worrying is that i can genuinely see me having to stop at the top of every descent to fit new pads!

On the plus side, the bonty x-lite wheels, with their DT Swiss hubs, were still perfect despite not being cleaned – or even touched – since the last 24hr race. ace.
As soon as DT start making BBs and brakes I’ll buy them, irrespective of price.


  1. I’ve just set a record for a bearing in a Hope hub. 7 rides.. awesome!

    Oh and thanks for reminding me I need to buy pads.

    Comment by Matt — October 27, 2008 @ 1:18 pm

  2. 20 A2Z pads arrived in the post for me this morning 🙂

    sadly they’re not sintered ones so i predict 20 lever pulls before they’re all worn out…

    Comment by dgpowell — October 27, 2008 @ 1:44 pm

  3. borrow riches fixed wheel … solve your brake and knee problems*

    *knee problems being the ones you will pick up riding fixed off road 😉

    Comment by terry — October 28, 2008 @ 11:08 pm

  4. 4 news sets of hope sintered arrived for me, they’ll last a day, thankfully the backing plates last a week.

    Comment by Matt — October 29, 2008 @ 4:10 pm

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