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Oct 16th 2017, 01:02 PM   #31
 HalcyonSon's Avatar
  Apr 2016

Originally Posted by Sentinel
those ebc pads bite noticeably harder than the oem pads, and are a good choice. nice, nice front brake now.
They make a big difference even on little bikes. My stock pads were like grabbing the disc with two blocks of wood.
May 23rd 2018, 08:59 AM   #32
 HalcyonSon's Avatar
  Apr 2016

Changed the rear tire last night... finally. It's been nine months since I changed the front and that last trip had steel belts showing all the way around. The overall job went smoother than the front, though getting that far side of the tire is more difficult than it needs to be because the Stubbys are so fat. I like the non-marking aspect of the Stubbys, but I think it would be better implemented with plastic over steel or at least a reinforced synthetic. I broke one working the tire back on the wheel. Not sure if I'll buy another pair or look for something else - it will be at least the end of this season before I need new tires again. It seems pretty obvious to me that standard steel spoons with a coat of some high density plastic would be a great idea. I don't understand why it seems no one has done this already.

Edited by HalcyonSon on May 23rd 2018 at 09:56 AM
May 23rd 2018, 04:58 PM   #33
 Rock Dodger's Avatar
  Feb 2016

Originally Posted by HalcyonSon
I just did the front tire on my bike. An 8" C-clamp to break the bead, a pair of Stubby spoons, a 5 gal / 100 psi HF tank, and an old 12V air pump... plus tons of dish soap. The worst part was getting the damn bead to seat. It sealed right away and held 75 psi without popping into place before I bought the tank and jerry-rigged a quick way to dump air into the tire. The air pump just takes FOREVER to fill either the tank or the tire from zero.

When I bought the tank, I also picked up a clip-on chuck and hose and fittings at HF. Worked great for inflating the tire, but was SLOW because of all the restrictions and need for the valve core. Then I found that 3/8" fuel line fits over a male quick-disconnect perfectly, and a Schrader valve loosely. Removed the valve core, tightened a couple hose clamps, whacked it, and the first bead was set. Took a few tries to get the other side to seat. Maybe should have picked up the 11 gal tank... The pressure on the 5 gal equalizes at roughly half the difference between where the tank starts and the tire starts. So 80 psi in the tank and 0 psi in the tire ends up with 40 psi in both. 80 and 40 leaves both with 60 psi.
If you get one of these, no valve core required to inflate.


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