WTF: Extreme Bike Maintenance With Angle Grinders and Lathes

by David Hayward 0 views2

Last year, after years of race mechanics doing it, Schwalbe released a purpose made tyre cutter to the masses. Perhaps though, that’s not enough. Are you fed up of trimming tyre knobs manually? Why not try an angle grinder? Here’s a demo:


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We’ll keep our eyes peeled for Schwalbe branded angle grinders at the Sea Otter next month, and you’ll be the first to know.

Here’s a mountain bike disc brake versus a large metal lathe:


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Seems like an unfair test, so we’d like to see this repeated with:
Aluminium rotor bolts.
– Sintered pads. We reckon soft pads are definitely why this brake failed.
– Someone squirting water onto it from their pack.

Disc brake on lathe
Not a recommended method for truing your rotors!
Extreme Bike Maintenance
From the appropriately named Wildman Tech.

Comments (2)

  1. That dude is my spirit animal…..

  2. lol at the upside down crud catcher

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