So, road discs then…
Decided to go ahead with my fat-tyre-26-inch Roadrat thing, so just working out the bits… Got the wheels, got the tyres, don’t got the brakes (though I have suitable discs)
So. 5600 105 STIs, what to attach to the end? I don’t expect it to see constant winter use etc but some longevity is good. BB5s? Will the new 105s work OK with my older levers?Posted 4 years ago
I’ve got some Shimano R505s which work really well. I would like to get the R515s though to replace them as they’re lighter, better looking and in theory, available in black. But as I got the R505s for £17 from ebay, I can’t complain…
you can sort of see them here:
Running 140mm Ashima Airotors F&R.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks Bol- I think I’ll pass, for now at least- the bike’s going to be a dog’s breakfast of colours and I want to see it with the wheels on, silver calipers might push it over the edge. Yes, I know, I know…
(actually it’s quite likely it’ll look daft regardless)Posted 4 years agoDrPMember
I’ve got some r505s sat on my ‘wierd’ DrFine drop bar hydrid cross thing I’m building up… Just waiting for the brifters for the Alfine to turn up, then I can give a review.
One thing is they (mech callipers) seem to stick out a lot more than hydraulic – and may not fit all frames…..
DrPPosted 4 years agospangelsaregreatMember
BB7s here used for many years. Work really well and easy to set up.
The only issue I have had is the inner pad adjuster seizing when used through the winter with salt.
Looking at changing them for TRP Spyres as both the pads move on these calipers and they are lighter. They are due for release about the 1st of May according to TRP.
RegardsPosted 4 years agoJackass123456789Member
I’ve just bought some Hayes CX 5s, with CRC code they were about 45 each end.
Preferred the look of the Hayes over the BBs and read only Shimano *700 (5700,6700 etc) STIs work with their disc calipers and I have 6600s.
Once the bike is built I shall do a full low down….Posted 4 years ago
Midlifecrashes – Did you find it hard at all getting enough tension in the rear cable? I was surprised to find that the Shimano BR R515 callipers (essentially same as your CX75s) have no cable adjusters or any grooves for an adjuster to fit to.
Was wondering if such a thing as inline gear barrels exist to solve this?Posted 4 years ago
Interesting, in less you have fingers made of steel, I see no way you could pull a rear cable hard enough and clamp it to get decent tension. The Deore ones have a barrel adjuster were cable meets calliper. My shifters are new 105 5700s I think so perfectly compatible. WIll seek out some Jagwires then! 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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