TRP Spyre/Spyre SLC

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Bmblbzzz
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Re: TRP Spyre/Spyre SLC

Postby Bmblbzzz » 14 Dec 2016, 10:44am

Yikes! Glad you came out of that ok, Stumpy.

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Re: TRP Spyre/Spyre SLC

Postby Bmblbzzz » 14 Dec 2016, 11:02am

reohn2 wrote:
Bmblbzzz wrote:So why do people not carry out that maintenance and adjustment? What are the reasons for it in your view?


It could be many reasons but predominantly it boils down to a couple,fear of getting it wrong due to not understanding mechanical thing in a hands on way,there seems to be less willingness to get their hands dirty fixing their own stuff.
The other is time,people will fiddle all day with smartphones on social media talking trivia or playing computer games before mending anything.
I'm generalising,but I was brought up in a world were you made your own fun and made your own stuff like pea shooter guns and bows and arrows or throwing arrows,once you got a bike you looked after it yourself with help from you parents but with aview from them of making you self sufficient.
Nowadays it's all logos,designer labels,hair gel and looking cool and that's quite young kids.
It's a different world where if something doesn't work you take it to the shop to have it repaired by a 'specialist tecnician' or buy a new one.
There are new MTB-alikes available for £70 which are run into the ground then another bought,no wonder cycling isn't as popular as it could be,riding about on one of those things is enough to put anyone off cycling for life :shock:

Yes, I think it's largely down to not knowing how to go about it and sometimes not realising it even needs doing. I remember an occasion back in the summer when someone, who rides many thousands of miles a year, didn't realise that the quick release on caliper brakes being open could mean the brakes didn't work properly... I hadn't considered time as a factor but you're right, it is, as are distractions. Which is why I reckon brakes would ideally be self-adjusting and require very little, and only obvious, maintenance. Unfortunately that probably doesn't fit well with performance (as in light weight etc; and maybe not initial braking performance either).

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Re: TRP Spyre/Spyre SLC

Postby Brucey » 14 Dec 2016, 11:18am

yostumpy wrote:Square Shimano Type, Can't remember the name, on special from CRC ( type place) they sent me out a replacement set. I bought 4 pairs at the time, , semi sintered, Clarks I think, so now ALWAYS use different make pads front and rear. :wink:


I like the idea of using different pads front and rear, it make sense to me!

BTW I would have made a major fuss about the pad failure (except perhaps if they were old and corroded or something; I have seen pads of many types fail this way...). In this day and age (new) brake pads ought not to fail like that and maybe a recall ought to have been considered.

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reohn2
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Re: TRP Spyre/Spyre SLC

Postby reohn2 » 14 Dec 2016, 2:07pm

Bmblbzzz wrote:Yes, I think it's largely down to not knowing how to go about it and sometimes not realising it even needs doing. I remember an occasion back in the summer when someone, who rides many thousands of miles a year, didn't realise that the quick release on caliper brakes being open could mean the brakes didn't work properly... I hadn't considered time as a factor but you're right, it is, as are distractions. Which is why I reckon brakes would ideally be self-adjusting and require very little, and only obvious, maintenance. Unfortunately that probably doesn't fit well with performance (as in light weight etc; and maybe not initial braking performance either).


Story alert:-
About three years ago Mrs R2 and I were roped into a charity ride by our youngest daughter(I/we don't charity rides as a norm)it was only 28miles.
We stopped three times in that ride to repair peoples bikes who hadn't the faintest idea how do basic maintenance these 'repairs' include a chap who's wheel had pulled over in horizontal dropouts and had no idea what was causing his rear wheel to jam,a puncture I repaired for someone who was so grateful he hugged me(eek! :shock: )much to Mrs R2's amusement.
But the stealer of the show was a chap on an MTB we asked if he was OK,who said his front disc brake wasn't working.
It turned out he'd taken the front wheel out to get the bike in his car to drive to the event,and put the wheel in frack to bunt so the rotor was on the opposite side to the caliper :shock: ,and without a hint of embarassment on his part thanked me for making his bike 'safe again'
One wonders at times how some people get through life.
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Bmblbzzz
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Re: TRP Spyre/Spyre SLC

Postby Bmblbzzz » 14 Dec 2016, 5:59pm

:?
:lol:
:roll: :roll: :roll:

Hopefully at least some of them got :idea: . And :D to you for helping them, even if it made you feel a bit :oops: !

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Re: TRP Spyre/Spyre SLC

Postby Valbrona » 15 Dec 2016, 6:49am

reohn2 wrote:One wonders at times how some people get through life.


You know, that is the best point that has ever been made on this forum.

Maybe the guy who put his wheel in back to front runs my local NHS Trust.
I should coco.