- Setting up disc brakes correctly is worth it shocka!
Shims? Never had to use them on disc brakes. Do you do that to swap wheels?
For ages I’ve just slapped on the brakes, align the callipers and they just work. Aligning tip I’ve learnt is put two thin bits of card either side of the disc with calliper bolts loose, apply brake lever and hold it there, tighten calliper bolts just snug, release lever, remove card and all should spin perfect then do bolts to torque spec. Works every time for me.Posted 5 years agoallthepiesMember
I’ve had disc brakes on various bikes for ages and have faffed around with shims etc setting them up but never really dialled them in 100%.
Just spent 15 mins in the garage swapping shims around so there’s absolutely zero disc deflection when the brakes are applied. A quick spin around outside and 😯 what an improvement 🙂
Coming next, aligning mechs makes shifting better 😉Posted 5 years ago
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