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by Graham O
7 Aug 2018, 3:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.
Replies: 63
Views: 3859

Re: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.

Thanks Brucey, that is what I thought. Making progress.
by Graham O
7 Aug 2018, 2:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.
Replies: 63
Views: 3859

Re: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.

Setup instructions? What are they? Only joking. I will have a look this evening and see what is in them. I had to go home this morning and took the opportunity to look at the brakes again. When I apply pressure to the levers, the pads move in until they touch, but there is then about another 5mm of ...
by Graham O
7 Aug 2018, 9:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.
Replies: 63
Views: 3859

Re: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.

The brakes have never been spectacular and I've just got used to them in "non demanding situations", i.e. nothing unexpected happening. If the outers are standard, non compressionless, I'll be a bit disappointed with the shop, but that's life. I've always built my own bikes from parts, rat...
by Graham O
7 Aug 2018, 8:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.
Replies: 63
Views: 3859

Re: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.

Do you perceive a difference in the effectiveness of the brakes once they engage? From my brief experience with unsuitable outers, the front was poor whilst the rear was completely ineffective (I couldn't even lock it while pushing the bike). I wouldn't expect most outers to have such an extreme ef...
by Graham O
7 Aug 2018, 8:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.
Replies: 63
Views: 3859

Re: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.

I mananged to get some time to look at the brakes last night and there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with them. The pads move okay and the whole assembly is pretty clean. Wound the inline adjuster fully in and adjusted the pads with the allen key. The actuating arm is slightly off the end stop, ...
by Graham O
6 Aug 2018, 11:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.
Replies: 63
Views: 3859

Re: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.

Thank you for all the information and I'll be in the shed tonight, trying to sort out any adjustments etc. Plus ordering a new set of sintered pads.
by Graham O
6 Aug 2018, 10:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.
Replies: 63
Views: 3859

Re: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.

The cable outers are the stock ones the bike came with, so their quality/standard is unknown. I'd be surprised if they were cheap ones as the shop I got it from traded on quality and performance, but that could mean anything.
by Graham O
6 Aug 2018, 9:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.
Replies: 63
Views: 3859

Re: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.

What kind of brake levers? What kind of pads? 105 levers, stock pads as installed by qualified bike mechanic. See my EDIT. Is braking any better from the drops? I think we are both trying to keep up with each others edits :) From the drops? Don't know. Certainly didn't try it yesterday. It's not my...
by Graham O
6 Aug 2018, 9:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.
Replies: 63
Views: 3859

Re: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.

reohn2 wrote:What kind of brake levers?
What kind of pads?


105 levers, stock pads as installed by qualified bike mechanic.

Previously I've adjusted with the allen key, but when out yesterday I used the inline adjuster. What's the practical difference between them?
by Graham O
6 Aug 2018, 9:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.
Replies: 63
Views: 3859

TRP Spyre Disc Brakes - Not Impressed.

I have a bike with TRP Spyre disc brakes and frankly I'm not impressed. I don't know if it is down to worn out pads, (there is still some friction material left on them) but braking from the hoods is not good. I've had a couple of steep descents with sharp turns at the bottom and only just made the ...
by Graham O
11 Jul 2018, 12:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Airports on your own
Replies: 49
Views: 2764

Re: Airports on your own

Last year I had a fabric bag for my bike but only put the bike into it once in the airport. Makes it much easier to wheel across the car park with panniers on. I practiced at home first so I knew which bits to remove or adjust and the whole took about 5 minutes at each end. This year I'm using a bik...
by Graham O
6 Jun 2018, 8:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Rims
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: New Rims

Thanks Brucey, not heard of those rims before.

I thought it was going to be a simple choice of 32 spoke, but they are available in 20, 24, 28 and 32 spoke? When does saving weight result in a greater risk of wheel failure?
by Graham O
5 Jun 2018, 9:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Rims
Replies: 4
Views: 355

New Rims

I've been using a set of wheels with Mavic Open Pro rims and 28mm Gatorskins, for a number of years, but feel that they are probably getting near their end of life as they've been used for many commuting high speed descents in the damp with rim brakes. So I'm looking for another set of rims, but I w...
by Graham O
13 Apr 2018, 3:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ryanair bike policy
Replies: 25
Views: 10204

Re: Ryanair bike policy

From Ryanairs T's and C's: "Sporting or musical equipment including but not limited to large fishing rods, golf clubs, bikes* (bikes have a weight limit of 30 kilos), scooters, fencing equipment, pole vaults, javelin, surfboards, bodyboards, snowboards and skis and large musical instruments inc...
by Graham O
12 Apr 2018, 9:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ryanair bike policy
Replies: 25
Views: 10204

Re: Ryanair bike policy

I flew with Ryanair last year and after a bit of reading the small print and talking to the help desk, if you declare your sports equipment as a bike, and pay the bike supplement the max weight is 32kg with no limit on the size. They also were not bothered about anything other than the bike being in...