I don't like the colour.
A new dawn (DIY brake mount and CARBON CATACLYSM content)
Blue line is correct.
No sweat, haven't you seen my similar threads before?
For some reason Al I imagined you to be a fair bit older.
and less beardy.
It's like seeing an Archers actor. They never quite match the mental image you have
AL you are awzums,gotta love a trier .
Please be updating youtube with an endo 360 combo
So the mount is still on? Keep testing, I want to see a result one way or another.
And going back to previous comments on same side etc, sorry was drunk, didn't explain myself very well. What I meant was back when it was decided which side was normal they obviously made some decisions. Some based on aesthetics, some practicalities, some engineering, some production/cost etc. The engineering challenge is by no means so great that allowances for other reasons can't be made.
By sticking to the same side you end up with a system that looks more balanced (even if it isn't) but also means you can interchange bits easier while keeping the caliper behind the fork leg and out of harms way. A good example here is Als CL brake disc which is technically turning the wrong way in use but I doubt it will matter in this case. In a world where people line up tyre logos with inner tube valves I can't see brakes being on opposite sides going down too well!
I remember Cy explaining the road rat brake position, I can't remember why but it did make sense. Was possibly due to adapting an old fork design (like Al) and/or as it means the wheel is less likely to be ejected from the drop outs and it's primarily a commuter bike so less rocks etc to smack a front mounted brake caliper.
But yes in other things when you don't make things symmetrical, or at least consider the effects of not being symmetrical, you can get problems (eg vibrations, undesirable loadings you now have to allow for etc etc).
I dunno, anyone attempting bodging of this magnitude was always going to have a beard, weren't they?
I thought the roadrat things was also about making 'guard mounting easy?
You may be right IA - it's just not the mental image I had of him.
TJ always had wild grey hair and raggedy beard so Al, as the antithesis of TJ was clean shaven and smart. Odd, isn't it.
I salute you Al!
I still can't picture any compression at the lower end,though. Even if the forces were in the direction of the blue line* it shows the caliper pulling off the bracket. No compression.The pivot point, surely.
As a rotating force it won't be even across the block....
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