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Small problem.

Postby Sollac » Fri Mar 08, 2013 09:55 am

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I have just fitted some big betty tires to my felt Q650. Problem is the tires are mahoosive and catch the vbrake noodle.

i have thougth about putting washers underneath the cable to raise it on the clamp side...

any other suggestions that do not involve a new brake system and rims :P

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Re: Small problem.

Postby nicklouse » Fri Mar 08, 2013 09:57 am

some sensible sized tyres.
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Re: Small problem.

Postby Sollac » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:14 am

there is that, but not gonna happen :P

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Re: Small problem.

Postby warpcow » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:18 am

Sollac wrote:there is that, but not gonna happen :P


Well, the other option is to change to disc brakes.

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Re: Small problem.

Postby benpinnick » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:31 am

Bend the noodle tighter. Still going to be an issue when its muddy though.
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Re: Small problem.

Postby nicklouse » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:37 am

benpinnick wrote:Bend the noodle tighter. Still going to be an issue when its muddy though.

will not change a thing.
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Re: Small problem.

Postby njee20 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:39 am

+potato for appropriate tyres for a bike of that ilk!

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Re: Small problem.

Postby The Rookie » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:18 am

benpinnick wrote:Bend the noodle tighter. Still going to be an issue when its muddy though.

Think first, type later...wire goes from where it exits the end of the noodle (dictated by the stop not the noodle).

Tyres are wrong for the bike, fit the right tyres, problem solved.

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Re: Small problem.

Postby swod1 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:34 pm

fit a smaller tyre to the rear and keep the chunky one on the front.

I made the mistake of fitting a xr4 2.2 tyre to my trek and in muddy bits the frame packed up.

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Re: Small problem.

Postby cooldad » Fri Mar 08, 2013 13:46 pm

I'm more concerned about the white brake blocks.
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Re: Small problem.

Postby Pesky Jones » Fri Mar 08, 2013 14:34 pm

Who said they had to be black? Racist.

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Re: Small problem.

Postby warpcow » Fri Mar 08, 2013 16:03 pm

Isn't the tyre on backwards too (not that there's anything necessarily wrong with that)?

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Re: Small problem.

Postby Sollac » Mon Mar 11, 2013 13:01 pm

tyres are on correctly.

chainstay clearance isnt massive, but enuff for the tracks/trails i frequent..

swapped to a set of shimano v brakes and clearance issue for now is resolved.. thanks

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Re: Small problem.

Postby Giraffoto » Mon Mar 11, 2013 13:39 pm

Unless the picture is misleading you're going to have issues with your chainstay clearance as well. (Is that a chainstay protector on the non-drive side, by the way?) It looks as if sticky mud is always going to be a problem with that tyre/frame combination
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Re: Small problem.

Postby 02GF74 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 21:59 pm

this exact problem came up on antoerh bike forum - it was suggested to raise the cable clamping point by using washers and maybe a longer bolt ..... wouldn't recommend it myself but as it is rear tyre, it may be worth a try.

don't mees with the front coz if something goes wrong and the front wheel locks up, you are over the bars heading for some expensive dental work.


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