Tuesday, 20 September 2011

brake cable carrier hanger thingy

I got a few 'cable carriers' done all in black when I had the cyclocross brakes anodised. Here is one such carrier in its new happy home, happily carrying cable:
 Just have to make the brakeset to match now. Material ordered today, but other 'inventions' are holding up progress on my next set of brakes.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Finished Cyclocross brakes

The latest brakes finally fitted to my cyclocross bike. They are working well and stopping shouldn't be an issue this season, though going fast enough will :)
The brake cable hanger is shown below, this is a lot stiffer than the original and the cable routing is nice and smooth.
 The brake cable adjusters are shown below, when the brake pads wear the brakes can be re-adjusted by turning the red barrels. One cable ferrule came back from the anodisers red, and one black..... oh well.

Red n black

After the brakes had their bearings and springs assembled they were fitted to my cyclocross bike. This picture shows one brake arm attached, ready for brake pad and cables.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Brake Assembly

When all the bits and pieces returned from anodising, the brake assembly could begin. Two sealed bearings are pressed in to each brake arm and 'spring stop' bolts fitted to the back of the arms. There are a few other jobs to do.... but almost complete.