Brake calipers, keep or not?
dandl Posts: 24
in Road general
My road bike is a bit of a "triggers broom" with virtually nothing left of the original bike I bought 15 years ago. However, the one thing that has been a constant fixture has been my 90's vintage 105 BR1055 brake calipers (bought NOS about 20 years ago and still looking new). I have never really had any reason to replace them. I strip them every two or three years and that's it. However it is getting difficult to find things like bushes and spring guides etc for these apart from buying calipers to canibalize from ebay. I am looking at perhaps replacing these with more up to date 105 calipers but am I going to notice a huge difference or is this just a case of upgraditis?
Bike stored in a well oxygenated marine environment?
Those are the two most obvious reasons.
spray with GT avoiding pads
all worked fine - fine being the word - but then replaced the front caliper with a 105 one and sll worked sooo much better.
the shifters were still fat and ugly and heavy though, so I smashed them off with a road.
nowadays I'm not eorried about the bsck one but I'll mske sure the front one is matched.
why were the navy using old 105 calipers?
i thought you lot used dubmarines, battleships, etc.
well blimey, you learn something new everyday.
new telephone and all the letters are too close together!
i like to think that its some kind of secret MI6 code though... hmmm if we transpose this letter and that letter and this random symbol......
new Tiagra will work perfect and be fine cost wise if that helps.