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Small problem.

SollacSollac Posts: 5
edited March 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
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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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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    some sensible sized tyres.
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  • SollacSollac Posts: 5
    there is that, but not gonna happen :P
  • warpcowwarpcow Posts: 1,448
    Sollac wrote:
    there is that, but not gonna happen :P

    Well, the other option is to change to disc brakes.
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    Bend the noodle tighter. Still going to be an issue when its muddy though.
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    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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  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    +potato for appropriate tyres for a bike of that ilk!
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    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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  • swod1swod1 Posts: 1,639
    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.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    I'm more concerned about the white brake blocks.
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  • pesky_jonespesky_jones Posts: 2,890
    Who said they had to be black? Racist.
  • warpcowwarpcow Posts: 1,448
    Isn't the tyre on backwards too (not that there's anything necessarily wrong with that)?
  • SollacSollac Posts: 5
    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
  • GiraffotoGiraffoto Posts: 2,078
    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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  • 02gf7402gf74 Posts: 1,168
    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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