|What is that thing on my brakes?||Thaddeus|
Aug 13, 2002 11:34 AM
|Not being new to cycling, I would like to think that I have a fairly broad knowledge base, however there is one thing I don't get.
What is the purpose of the small, triangular piece of metal/plastic located at an angle below my brake pads? (a rather poor description, I know) What does it do? Shed water? Prevent dirt/water from spraying up? What????
In the below photo, they are metal below the brake pads.
|Supposed to guide the tire into the brake...||brider|
Aug 13, 2002 11:39 AM
|in the case of a wheel change.|
|Supposed to guide the tire into the brake...||Thaddeus|
Aug 13, 2002 11:49 AM
|Are you serious?
That sounds simple enough to be true...
and I feel like an idiot for not coming up with that on my own.
I have to say, though, I don't think I have ever needed guides to help with wheel installation...
|how many grams could they save by getting rid of it? ;) (nm)||ColnagoFE|
Aug 13, 2002 12:16 PM
|In my weight weenie days I actually did this. sheesh. nm||DougSloan|
Aug 13, 2002 12:24 PM
|how many grams could they save by getting rid of it? ;) (nm)||alansutton|
Aug 13, 2002 12:29 PM
|maybe 2 grams.|
|...AKA... Brake Euvula...||Akirasho|
Aug 13, 2002 11:50 AM
|... also handy for gripping and adjusting brakes.
Remain In Light.
|...AKA... Brake Euvula...||Thaddeus|
Aug 13, 2002 12:34 PM
|I buy this explanation a bit more than the 'tire guide' from above.
However, both work for me.
I would prefer to refer to them as
'air-flow steering assistance'
|i added them to my old weinemans 20years ago||pukka|
Aug 13, 2002 12:39 PM
|to make em look more like the pros,they were called wheel guides then|
|The REAL answer...||funknuggets|
Aug 13, 2002 2:18 PM
|Wheel guides?... come on, we ALL know that they are heat-transfer cooling fins to reduce the heat generated from excessive braking...|| |