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push bike
« on: May 20, 2017, 02:24:17 AM »
as some of you know, a few years ago i upgraded the running gear and brakes on my push bike but last week i noticed that the front brake pads were getting thin, so i ordered a new set of ebc gold pads (had to go online to a push bike shop as they were cheaper than ebc direct,) striped and cleaned the caliper ready for fitting the new pads, thats when i noticed that one of the new pads was thicker than the other,


i called ebc about this to make sure (these were not the standard pad) i explained that i would expect one pad to be thicker if it was on the 'active' side of the caliper (side with the piston) as its the pad that spends more time in contact with the disk when in a floating caliper but as the caliper is fixed the active pad pushes the disk slightly onto the fixed pad, they should be the same thickness (one was 2.5mm the other 2mm) the thicker pad would have gone on the fixed side (the pads are handed) but with the adjuster wound right out the pad was almost touching the disk

the bloke from ebc agreed with me and said he would do some checking and indeed both pads should be 2mm, this morning 2 sets of pads landed on the door step, result one happy nutter ;D

Big thank you to EBC brakes
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Re: push bike
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 11:31:55 AM »
That doesn't surpise me one bit, as I had ecellent advice and service off EBC when I used their pads to race.

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Re: push bike
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 08:22:23 AM »
Good result,

I've still got me old Marin its not got posh brakes thoughts not been out for years. ???

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Re: push bike
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 07:34:10 AM »
Nice to know there are still companies providing good customer service.

Good result,

I've still got me old Marin its not got posh brakes thoughts not been out for years. ???

I've got a Marin that's in long-term hibernation too. A Shoreline Trail. Great bike.

The frame and swingarm have a lifetime guarantee. I wasn't aware of this until the swingarm broke after a few years of use and I took it back to the shop. The bloke said they'd replace it but it would have to be a newer upgraded arm.

"How much is that going to cost?" I asked.

"Oh, nothing. Lifetime guarantee, mate."

Sweet!

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Re: push bike
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2017, 12:50:05 PM »
just had a reply from EBC, it turns out the back plate was thinner on one pad so the friction materiel was thicker (same overall thickness of other pads)
they thanked me for bringing they issue to light.
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Re: push bike
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2017, 04:08:59 PM »
it turns out the back plate was thinner on one pad

Looking back at the pics, it's now evident........and explains why the friction material was skimmed thinner.

Pity they didn't 'thank' you in another way....like some free promotional goodies.

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Re: push bike
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 07:56:44 AM »
I sold my old bike and bought a new one last week, it's lurvelee. (My dream bike)

Springers:- SMK VXS19 - 18 GRT3 trigger & HW97k V-Glide
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Re: push bike
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2017, 06:25:59 PM »
OH GOD!! i hope you've remembered to up your life insurance, bought a full suit of armor, notified the local hospitals and next of kin!
we all know you have difficulty keeping both wheels on the ground and avoiding trees, rocks etc, etc. ::)


is this why you shaved your head, to make it easier for the emergency services to find the head wound?
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Re: push bike
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2017, 09:05:14 PM »
Nice to know there are still companies providing good customer service.

Good result,

I've still got me old Marin its not got posh brakes thoughts not been out for years. ???

I've got a Marin that's in long-term hibernation too. A Shoreline Trail. Great bike.

The frame and swingarm have a lifetime guarantee. I wasn't aware of this until the swingarm broke after a few years of use and I took it back to the shop. The bloke said they'd replace it but it would have to be a newer upgraded arm.

"How much is that going to cost?" I asked.

"Oh, nothing. Lifetime guarantee, mate."

Sweet!





Nice one Blerky I didn't know that or I just forgot its been that long.

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Re: push bike
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 09:51:53 PM »
OH GOD!! i hope you've remembered to up your life insurance, bought a full suit of armor, notified the local hospitals and next of kin!
we all know you have difficulty keeping both wheels on the ground and avoiding trees, rocks etc, etc. ::)


is this why you shaved your head, to make it easier for the emergency services to find the head wound?

Just like Meat Loaf said................You took the word right out of my mouth.......... ;D ;D



Iain, that's cracking.