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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    I almost exclusively use the lever to position the caliper over the rotor.

    and the British spelling is either LL or L. the Yanks just use one L :wink:
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    The correct English spelling is LL, but yes many have adopted the US L, along with Rotor (here we go again! - :lol: ) and the German 'alu'.....

    Simon
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    The correct English spelling is LL, but yes many have adopted the US L, along with Rotor (here we go again! - :lol: ) and the German 'alu'.....

    Simon
    Rotor and Calliper are two very, very different things.

    Anyway, the lever method has never worked properly for me, so I always eyeball it.
  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
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    ??

    :D

    Oh...and agree with above....lever squeeze to get it there or thereabouts, then final adjustment by eye if necessary.
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  • getonyourbikegetonyourbike Posts: 2,804
    02GF74 wrote:
    oh, and it is CALIPER!!! :wink:
    Actually it's calliper, but good effort! :roll:

    Simon
    whoops, I didn't notice the extra L lacking, I was just looking at P instead of B
  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 15,475
    The correct English spelling is LL

    Funnilly enough no it isn't, the correct english spelling is one L, which corrupted to the LL form a few centuries ago, and is now corrupting back by coincidence. The root is calibre.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Really? How are the two linked, since Calibre means something very different to Calliper. Where did the two meanings split?
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    maybe to do with how you measured the calibre?
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  • SpiCanSpiCan Posts: 31
    I find that with the brake on technique the screws when tightened tend to move it all out of alignment. So its brake on with an eyeball tweak, err OK, just get it over something white when done, sheet of paper on the floor, and check the disk is centered and straight.
    If not see which way it has moved out of line and set it up opposite before tightening so it ends up straight.
    :roll: Bit long winded all that.

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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    The correct English spelling is LL, but yes many have adopted the US L, along with Rotor (here we go again! - :lol: ) and the German 'alu'.....

    Simon
    Rotor and Calliper are two very, very different things.
    No shite sherlock - very inciteful - but both examples of US things adopted here as I said, so your point was - oh sorry there wasn't one!

    In many examples of old text calibre is spelt with LL as well....

    Simon
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Less of the pedantic sematics please - back to the topic in hand.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Semantics, please.

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Loosen off and brake, hold brake and tighten up each bolt alternating slowly bit by bit. Works for me.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    nicklouse wrote:
    maybe to do with how you measured the calibre?
    Surely if you measured the calibre of something with a pair of callipers, then they're not actually one and the same?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    so your point was - oh sorry there wasn't one!
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Split for fun and games ;-)
  • Cat With No TailCat With No Tail Posts: 13,581
    I like Calippos.

    I also like Hippos

    Not too keen on Gyppos though.
  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 15,475
    nicklouse wrote:
    maybe to do with how you measured the calibre?

    See also: calibrate, which originally meant to measure the calibre of a gun.

    Caliber comes from an arabic word for a wooden shoe mould, which brings us nicely via french to sabot- wooden shoe- which is also used for the wooden "plug" used in primitive muzzleloaders to seal the bore. (still used today that). And o'course sabotage is what we would have done to that thread, if Supersonic hadn't given us a shoeing.

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  • *AL**AL* Posts: 1,185
    Sonic,that's a Calibra

    You're thinking of a Cavalier Caliber ?

    retrorides_12a77f29-e313-4081-8b73-0c6db88daa83_2.jpg
  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 15,475
    That looks like it might be the nicest calibra on the council estate.
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  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    cee wrote:
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    ??

    :D

    .

    I can't eat calippo's especially the strawberry ones because they freak me out and remind me of a dogs hump wand (I also just don't like strawberry)
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Northwind wrote:
    nicklouse wrote:
    maybe to do with how you measured the calibre?

    See also: calibrate, which originally meant to measure the calibre of a gun.

    Caliber comes from an arabic word for a wooden shoe mould, which brings us nicely via french to sabot- wooden shoe- which is also used for the wooden "plug" used in primitive muzzleloaders to seal the bore. (still used today that). And o'course sabotage is what we would have done to that thread, if Supersonic hadn't given us a shoeing.

    I ****ing love words, me. :lol:
    I still don't follow. If you measured calibre with callipers, then how is that the same thing?
    It doesn't help that this thread is now in two chunks and I have no idea what's going on anymore.
  • mostermoster Posts: 121
    *AL* wrote:
    Sonic,that's a Calibra

    You're thinking of a Cavalier Caliber ?

    retrorides_12a77f29-e313-4081-8b73-0c6db88daa83_2.jpg

    Since this thread is about being pedantic....it was a Cavalier Excaliber :)
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  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    moster wrote:
    *AL* wrote:
    Sonic,that's a Calibra

    You're thinking of a Cavalier Caliber ?

    retrorides_12a77f29-e313-4081-8b73-0c6db88daa83_2.jpg

    Since this thread is about being pedantic....it was a Cavalier Excaliber :)
    Er No it wasnt?
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  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    VWsurfbum wrote:
    moster wrote:
    *AL* wrote:
    Sonic,that's a Calibra

    You're thinking of a Cavalier Caliber ?

    retrorides_12a77f29-e313-4081-8b73-0c6db88daa83_2.jpg

    Since this thread is about being pedantic....it was a Cavalier Excaliber :)
    Er No it wasnt?

    So thats a Calibre, not a Caliber, Excaliber, Calibra Caliper, Calliper, Callipo or Camembert
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  • mostermoster Posts: 121
    VWsurfbum wrote:
    moster wrote:
    *AL* wrote:
    Sonic,that's a Calibra

    You're thinking of a Cavalier Caliber ?

    retrorides_12a77f29-e313-4081-8b73-0c6db88daa83_2.jpg

    Since this thread is about being pedantic....it was a Cavalier Excaliber :)
    Er No it wasnt?

    actually you're right it wasn't...my bad
    When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses, not zebras.
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