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I ride for fitness, enjoyment and an easier, less stressful commute.

On weekends I ride a custom (by Kennedy's Cycle Fit) road bike with Campag gear.

To commute I ride an SE Lager fixed (love the fixie!)

With the family I ride a Shogun hybrid.

I love to tinker with my bikes and won't go to a mechanic unless it's for something advanced or unfamiliar.


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revised How long does it take to get used to a hard saddle?
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answered How long does it take to get used to a hard saddle?
Sep
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comment Front wheel “shudder” or “pulse” when braking
@JasonS I could put my old wheels back on - good idea. It does seem to be one shudder/pulse per revolution. Any suggestions on what to do if it is the rim? Any way to repair it?
Sep
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comment Front wheel “shudder” or “pulse” when braking
I tried as you suggested and don't see any play in the headset.
Sep
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comment Front wheel “shudder” or “pulse” when braking
@JasonS they're rim brakes. No suspension.
Sep
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comment Front wheel “shudder” or “pulse” when braking
Good points. They're new pads and I've checked the other stuff you mention. I'm not sure how to check for 'absolute' trueness. I don't have a trueing stand. Maybe it's a trip to the LBS.
Sep
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comment Front wheel “shudder” or “pulse” when braking
Do you have any ideas how to check for true wheels? I've eyeballed them and they look okay, but I figure I must be missing something. I have set the angle as you've described.
Sep
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comment Front wheel “shudder” or “pulse” when braking
Very interesting! The rims are matt so not super reflective but I'll definitely try this on the next sunny day. Apart from letting the brakes wear down any bulge, is there any way of fixing it? Or should I just replace the rim?
Sep
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Sep
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comment Do cyclocross/interrupter/touring brake levers reduce brake performance?
Thanks for the suggestions and I definitely plan to upgrade the brake calipers, levers etc. Maybe the question is too focussed on brake performance, but the question I really want answered is why 3 people independently identified the cyclo levers as the problem.
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revised Do cyclocross/interrupter/touring brake levers reduce brake performance?
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comment Do cyclocross/interrupter/touring brake levers reduce brake performance?
@DanielRHicks I have actually tried that. I updated the question.
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comment Do cyclocross/interrupter/touring brake levers reduce brake performance?
@DanielRHicks this is what I assumed too. So you're saying it's not the additional lever's fault?
Sep
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comment Do cyclocross/interrupter/touring brake levers reduce brake performance?
Added some detail about rim brakes and the brake caliper and pads
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asked Front wheel “shudder” or “pulse” when braking
Sep
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comment Do cyclocross/interrupter/touring brake levers reduce brake performance?
@DanielRHicks good point, I've edited to specify the performance problem. I assumed the same about losing a small amount of brake travel but the lever is pretty much a solid block when it's closed.