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Old December 19th, 2007, 6:45 PM   #1
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anyone want to let on some tricks for optimum canti set up. i have some WTB Speedmasters on the Yo i just finished and they are super loud after some heavy braking. i would like get them dialed in.

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Old December 20th, 2007, 1:17 AM   #2
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anyone want to let on some tricks for optimum canti set up. i have some WTB Speedmasters on the Yo i just finished and they are super loud after some heavy braking. i would like get them dialed in.

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Sette,

I had those same brakes on my Wicked and after 3 different bike shops and endless fiddling I never got them dialed in to where they didn't make noise, so I recently took them off the bike and am waiting to figure out what to use instead...Perhaps someone one here can impart some Jedi Master wisdom on how to properly adjust these cranky brakes???

Are you using WTB pads? Maybe we should both try Kool-Stops?
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Old December 20th, 2007, 7:56 AM   #3
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I had those same brakes on my Wicked and after 3 different bike shops and endless fiddling I never got them dialed in to where they didn't make noise, so I recently took them off the bike and am waiting to figure out what to use instead...Perhaps someone one here can impart some Jedi Master wisdom on how to properly adjust these cranky brakes???

Are you using WTB pads? Maybe we should both try Kool-Stops?
not to diss the wtbs but.....XTR M900 CANTIS!
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Old December 20th, 2007, 10:41 AM   #4
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I had those same brakes on my Wicked and after 3 different bike shops and endless fiddling I never got them dialed in to where they didn't make noise, so I recently took them off the bike and am waiting to figure out what to use instead...Perhaps someone one here can impart some Jedi Master wisdom on how to properly adjust these cranky brakes???

Are you using WTB pads? Maybe we should both try Kool-Stops?

Mike,

that does not sound to good. not which ones were noisy on your bike, but the fronts are what it out of control on mine.

as for pads. right now there are Ritchey Whale fin blacks on there. i have used these pads before and not had a noise issue so i do think it is the actual set up itself.

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Old December 20th, 2007, 10:44 AM   #5
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not to diss the wtbs but.....XTR M900 CANTIS!

Flav,

love that brake. i thought about doing those. but wanted something a little more exotic. well as of now i am pretty sure that i could set up M900's pretty well. WTB - not so much. i think i have a full set of Tri Aligns. but i was saving those for the Wicked!

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Old December 20th, 2007, 5:58 PM   #6
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love that brake. i thought about doing those. but wanted something a little more exotic. well as of now i am pretty sure that i could set up M900's pretty well. WTB - not so much. i think i have a full set of Tri Aligns. but i was saving those for the Wicked!

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Based off of Melvin's post regarding your bike in the Gallery, I would sell the Speemasters to him.

Yo Eddy! where are you here?

(great looking ride btw!)
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Old December 20th, 2007, 8:08 PM   #7
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Based off of Melvin's post regarding your bike in the Gallery, I would sell the Speemasters to him.

Yo Eddy! where are you here?

(great looking ride btw!)
maybe i he would want to trade??? XTR for WTB?

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maybe i he would want to trade??? XTR for WTB?

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i've had great luck w DC 987s and grey ritchey/ kool stop compounds. add shimano slr levers and it's brake heaven.
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Ooh... too bad I do not have XTRs for trade
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I were at shop few weeks ago. He had them. 10 euros or so. I didn't take them. Stupid?
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I didn't take them because with the plastics they didn't gave me sufficient 'quality feel'. Moreover 'DiaCompe' hasn't the stature of Yo, Kooka and ....Grafton. My Yo will be getting a new brake sytem this christmas holiday. Finally I'll get rid of the V's. The new setup will be Grafton Johnny Jewels, Grafton FatFiner and I hope Grafton Re-Entry levers. So far it prooved to be difficult to get the levers on the powder coated TrueTemper bar and I do not wanna use much force, so maybe it will end up with 'only' XCPro levers... still nice of course.

I must say the Johnny Jewel brakes are VERY nicely made. They are a great piece of engineering, I would say even more interesting than the SpeedControllers. The levers are a joy for the senses too.

Now hoping they are up to the performance of 987s of course
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I were at shop few weeks ago. He had them. 10 euros or so. I didn't take them. Stupid?
987s look beautifull plus i have had them on 2 bikes over 12 yrs and it still works perfect.
i prefer dia compe, suntour , shimano and sugino stuff over chi chi.
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Actually I find them pretty ugly

You're right on that the stuff of the Japanese mass producers is often far superior to everything else. Great function, not many flaws, steady quality, compatability (not always, but often), wide availability of spares... etc
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the Fat Finger really says it all!

think i am going to go and ride my Voodoo.

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I didn't take them because with the plastics they didn't gave me sufficient 'quality feel'. Moreover 'DiaCompe' hasn't the stature of Yo, Kooka and ....Grafton. My Yo will be getting a new brake sytem this christmas holiday. Finally I'll get rid of the V's. The new setup will be Grafton Johnny Jewels, Grafton FatFiner and I hope Grafton Re-Entry levers. So far it prooved to be difficult to get the levers on the powder coated TrueTemper bar and I do not wanna use much force, so maybe it will end up with 'only' XCPro levers... still nice of course.

I must say the Johnny Jewel brakes are VERY nicely made. They are a great piece of engineering, I would say even more interesting than the SpeedControllers. The levers are a joy for the senses too.

Now hoping they are up to the performance of 987s of course
what plastic? mine is full metal..
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Colker,

The plastic that covers the springs. Moreover I do not like its lines, but that is a matter of taste of course.



Sette,

Sorry I can't give a decent contribution to the solution of the noise problem. I really haven't an idea how to solve it ...except for greasing the rims maybe Never tried the WTBs, but they look pretty nice. If I ever get my hands on a pair, I hope that the looks and the overall performance make up for the noise for me.
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The plastic that covers the springs. Moreover I do not like its lines, but that is a matter of taste of course.



Sette,

Sorry I can't give a decent contribution to the solution of the noise problem. I really haven't an idea how to solve it ...except for greasing the rims maybe Never tried the WTBs, but they look pretty nice. If I ever get my hands on a pair, I hope that the looks and the overall performance make up for the noise for me.

unfortunately i recently sold a full set of black 987's. guess i should have kept them? as for the noise issue. NYC Mike and i might not be the best mechanics - but this afternoon after the Christmas Shopathon i am going to get serious. pulling out a marker, wedge - going full engineering style. we shall see if the noise abatment project works out.

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Cracked, cracked, and more cracked!
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They are suppose to make noise you are only to use them to stop not modulate speed.
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B,

a little noise is one thing. but the words can really not describe how loud the brakes are. loud to the point of people coming out of their houses to find out what is happening.

it is moot point. 3 of the four were actually cracked. quite stunning that i was not injured on some ride. out with the WTB and in with Tri Align

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Old January 10th, 2008, 5:03 AM   #22
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a little noise is one thing. but the words can really not describe how loud the brakes are. loud to the point of people coming out of their houses to find out what is happening.
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I use to set my brakes up as loud as possible the noise said get the f out of my way I am faster.

try newer brakes for cyclecross not low profile but better now. TWP is making an awesome brake as is Forza.

Big tip make sure there is no to much play in the length of the post to the length of the bushing. Try to match the two so there is as little play as possible but still free running.
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BTW if you guys need help and are in the Boston area drop on by my shop(IBC newton) I'll be glad to help you out.
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