Exactly the same thing. If you don't center your wheel in the dropouts, you can never center the brake rotor in the caliper. Think of it as the gears being on the other side of the wheel and having nothing to do with the brakes. Though both the brakes and the gears will not work if the wheel is not properly seated in the dropouts.Fatboy209 said:thanks i got it to work on the front one. is it the same thing on the back or is it more complicated because of the gears
It's not surprising that a different wheel would rub on your bike, even the same brand and model. You often have to tweak one (or both) of the rotors a little to run two different wheels.skullcap said:I had this same issue with my front wheel. It only rubs in one place and when you look down into the caliper while the wheel is spinning you can actually see the rotor wobbling back and forth from one pad to the other. I did everything to make sure the wheel was on straight, still rubbed. I had the disc trued, still rubbed. I re-positioned the caliper and adjusted the pads, still rubbed. I knew someone who had the same bike who's front brake never rubbed so I put his wheel on my bike, including the "skoor" (in case my skewer was bent) and it still rubbed. At this point I've eliminated everything but mis-aligned dropouts. I'll probably wear through pads a bit faster but it's still braking just fine, so why bother fiddling with that or replacing the fork? I've just adjusted the caliper and pads to minimize the rub and let it be.
Actually no, I just had to re-position the caliper. And I had the rotor professionally trued.rlouder said:It's not surprising that a different wheel would rub on your bike, even the same brand and model. You often have to tweak one (or both) of the rotors a little to run two different wheels.
So, if a person runs two sets of wheels - one with mtb tires and one with slicks, they should adjust their calipers each time they change wheels? It's easier to tune the rotors and be done with it.skullcap said:Actually no, I just had to re-position the caliper. And I had the rotor professionally trued.
Unless the problem is with the hub, and that would involve some magic for the other hub since it wasn't rubbing on the other bike, then at this point it's really a non-issue. If it's only rubbing in one spot and then not by much, then why obsess?
Cool. So do I . Please help me convince other people that this is a much better way to brake.rlouder said:I like one-finger braking.