Switching my Atlantis to disc brakes represents somewhat of a controlled experiment, and I can tell you that if anything changed about the “ride quality” it is undetectable. Perhaps on a road bike with skinny tires it would be different. On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 7:05 AM 'Mark in Beacon' via RBW Owners Bunch < email@example.com> wrote:
> Again, sure, why not? But that doesn't mean someone else can't look at > bicycle braking technologies and decide, with equal validity, why? It may > not be a popular decision, it may be seen as "impeding progress" or simply > as stubborn. But it doesn't make it wrong. This decision by itself may or > may not be a game changer, but as more and more of these choices acrue, the > path changes irrevocably. I know everyone says cars are so much better now > than back in the day, but most guys no longer have the tools or the > $100,000 diagnostic computer needed to tinker with them, never mind teach > their sons. And a rear view mirror, which you could once adjust by rolling > down the window and giving it a twist, is now electronically operated and > costs a fortune to replace or fix. We see all the shiny positives in these > developments and plunge in wholeheartedly, but truly, there are drawbacks, > both for individuals and society. The best choice there would have been to > limit our use of cars and design things around trains and trolleys and > bicycles and walking. You make cars more "efficient" and "safe" and then > you fall into things like Jevon's Paradox, and now you need more parking > lots and roads and other infrastructure and maintaining it all, not to > mention the increased time humans spend in automobiles shuffling ourselves > about. And as we know, that's just the tip of the problem's iceberg. > > On Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 2:57:22 AM UTC-5, rw1911 wrote: >> >> I wrote a big, long response sharing my personal experiences with moving >> to new tech related to bikes and cars, but in the end, I came to the same >> place... >> >> Why not? Disc brakes are good. Maybe they they don't have the character >> or aesthetics of our beloved rim brakes, but they are good, even better >> when added to the already wonderful qualities of a Riv. (lugged Hunqadiscer >> for me please) >> >> >> >> On Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 3:30:33 PM UTC-5, Joe Bernard wrote: >>> >>> Now that I've conjured up my future-Riv on the "what type of bike" >>> thread (full disclosure: I also sent an email to Roman @ Riv), I guess I'll >>> campaign for it on its own thread. >>> >>> I know Grant/Riv isn't big on disc brakes, but a lot of people prefer >>> them in the dirt. I'm not sure there's much of a market for a pricier >>> fully-lugged disc Riv, but a Hunqapillar-ish semi-TIGed 650B model in the >>> Clem/Roadini price range would be the bee's pajamas. Would you buy a Riv >>> dirt bike (I'm campaigning for a small "dirt bike" decal, too) with >>> mechanical discs? >>> >>> Joe "weak hands" Bernard >>> >>> -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to a topic in the > Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. > To unsubscribe from this topic, visit > https://groups.google.com/d/topic/rbw-owners-bunch/-tiQyoqgZik/unsubscribe > . > To unsubscribe from this group and all its topics, send an email to > rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. > Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/rbw-owners-bunch. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/rbw-owners-bunch. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.