I've finally worn through my Shimano 105 5700 brake blocks and cant seem to find out what are suitable replacements. Im not sure if i can replace just the braking pad (as the 105 replacements seem to come with the whole block).
Also i'de ideally like to upgrade the pad if possible but am not sure what types will fit.
I should mention i have an alloy braking track on my wheels.
Any advice or recommendations would be appreciated.
I recently broke down my old winter bike as some parts were beyond use.
The parts that remain are for sale for pretty cheap.
105 Brake Calipers (Pair) with Ashima Aero Pads [SOLD]
£17 As Pair
Ultegra Double Front Mechs (both bolt on)
£17 For Both
Ultegra Rear Mech SS 10-speed [SOLD]
105 Shifters Double / 10speed [SOLD]
£27 As Pair
A nice picture of Garmin Sharp at TDF presentation.
But look closer at Captain America's S5.
What's that: Magura brakes, front and rear?
With Dura Ace shifters?
WAHEYYYYYYY, here we go.
The thread in the adjuster barrel of my front brake caliper is shot so I'm looking to replace the whole thing - and probably the back one too as I don't think you can buy single calipers (can you?). My usual practice when replacing bits is to get slightly better quality gear than whatever it is I'm replacing - which in this case is Campag Centaur. So I'd be looking at Athena or Chorus if I followed this rule. I'm curiously drawn to Chorus but it would mean spending more than twice as much (£100+ instead of £40-50).
I've started a new build, a fixed Raleigh Courier rebuild in fact.
The forks are proper old, and upon contemplation, Ive decided to go for a disc brake up front.
So on the shopping list are:
700c Disc brake specific forks
Disc brake specific wheels, or hubs to put onto Open Pros
Disc brake calliper and rotor
I have literally no idea where to start, havibg never even ridden on disc brakes, but having been on the Internet all day (Study Leave ) I've built up a brand base. So far, I've come accross:
For sale, a little piece of Campagnolo history. One set of very good condition used Delta Brakes.
Bought for a retro build never completed would look stunning on a steel bianchi or colnago or even on a TT bike as they have a nice aero profile.
small bit of polish/ rub ,mark on the rear brake but otherwise very good condition. All rubber seals intact and brake shoes with lots of life left.
Comes with 3.5mm allen key for servicing.
£100 plus postage (around £5 -£ 8)
see link for images
Silver centaur dual pivot brakes in excellent condition, cosmetic upgrade, surplus to requirement. £25ono
Contact number 07957211170 South East London.
I have a Planet X Ti Sportive that I'm thinking of winterising 'properly' - I currently have an old Bontrager rear mudguard on it but nothing on the front as there are no mounts on the Planet X fork.
Firstly - Crud RoadRacer2s on the fork I have or proper guards and a new fork? I have Cruds on my commuter (2011 Langster) but they are very tight on that bike and rub constantly - worried that this is a 'feature' of the Cruds. This'd obviously be the cheapest option though...
So I took my wheels off my new bike yesterday for the first time since buying it - put them back on today and the brake calipers won't release properly now! Squeeze the brakes and they just stay on the rim. Brakes are 105 levers with Tektro dual pivot R540.
Dunno what I've done! Not like I've not taken wheels off 100's of times before...really strange.
Any help appreciated.