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this is Nick the owner of TriRig and the designer of the brake. Short answer: yes, Omega X has been allowed to race in all stripes of UCI events, up to and including multiple appearances in the Tour de France. So generally, it appears it has been ruled legal. Of course, there is some level of unpredictability in how any given commissaire will rule on any ...


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On most cable disc brake systems there's a moving pad and a fixed pad. The moving pad presses against the rotor and bends it slightly towards the fixed pad. The rotor is made of rather springy steel, and is probably where the feeling you experience comes from. The barrel adjuster only addresses wear to the moving pad, but the fixed pad also wears in use. ...


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There are two reasons why this happens with cable disc brakes. The first is that the pads wear, and since cable systems are not self adjusting, you need to tighten the cable to bring the worn pads back closer to the disc. Secondly, cables stretch over time, which again requires you to tighten the screw to take the slack out. If you've reached the point ...


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Brake cable anchor bolt, cable clamp bolt. They usually have a special kind of washer that helps grip the cable.


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I assume your concern is the cover which exists solely to make the brake body more aerodynamic and thus would appear to potentially fall foul of the "no non-structural fairings" rule. Fortunately for you, brakes get an explicit exemption in the rules. Per UCI's clarification guide: The addition of a cover to a braking system ... is authorised. The ...


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Your question does not provide enough information to locate where the noise is coming from. There are many things on a bicycle that can create periodic ticking or clicking. The best we can do is provide you some pointers to help track it down. One of the most obvious things to do is try to recreate the sound when you are not on the bike. Hold the rear wheel ...


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The exact procedure varies a bit depending on the model of brake caliper/pads. Most disc brakes are now hydraulic. I have found that I have never had to so far let fluid out of or top up fluid in the hydraulic brakes! The procedure usually goes a bit like this: TOOLS/INGREDIENTS: latex gloves, cloth, old toothbrush, white spirits, tyre remover tool, ...


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Your picture shows a portion of a bicycle brake known as "direct pull" or "linear pull" or the Shimano label, "V-brakes." Utilizing a single cable, pulling the brake lever causes both arms to squeeze the braking surface of the rim. The inner brake cable is held secure on one of the arms by the "cable fixing bolt" also termed "cable pinch bolt." The former ...


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I experienced this on a large frame Cannondale T700. I isolated the pulse spot and found an imperfect seam in the braking surface of the rim. Doesn’t feel like much to touch but definitely makes a big difference when braking.


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The features that need to match are reach from mounting bolt to rim and recessed / normal nut. A BMX sidepull brake will probably work, but it's better to check the measurements before buying. For younger readers, Murray was a legendary BSO brand in the 1990s. They did come with centerpull brakes made out of thin sheet metal.


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Assuming you're in the US, UCI rules on bicycles in general do not apply. Actual UCI rules only apply "at events that select 17-18, U23 and Elite riders for international competition or national teams. All bicycles used in National Championships (for UCI recognized classes listed above) and NRC races must comply with the current UCI regulations." See 1. ...


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