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The Duckmeister

Has stumpy thumbs, Speciaized are so weird
There is a fare bit of play if they're center-lock brakes.
Not if they're tightened properly.

Most brakes will allow the pads to "float" in the caliper a little bit, so that will allow a small amount of back & forward movement of the wheel through the brake. However if the rotor is not moving in the brake, the ONLY possibility is that the bolts or lockring are not tight enough.
 
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Chriso_29er

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Not if they're tightened properly.

Most brakes will allow the pads to "float" in the caliper a little bit, so that will allow a small amount of back & forward movement of the wheel through the brake. However if the rotor is not moving in the brake, the ONLY possibility is that the bolts or lockring are not tight enough.
Really? I've never got mine tight enough to stop all movement if you rock back and forward. And has been the same across two different wheelsets.
I better hit the kettle bells a bit harder!
 

The Duckmeister

Has stumpy thumbs, Speciaized are so weird
Yep, lean on 'em harder. All of my C'lock wheelsets, and most I see through the workshop are rock solid in their rotor mounting. On the flip side, I get loose 6-bolt through the workshop at least once a week.
 

HamboCairns

Thanks for all the bananas
I'm putting on the new rotors and tightening the rear hub. Incidentally the rear rotor bolts weren't very tight at all but certainly not loose.
 

moorey

Carte d'or what?
Money doesn't mean you cant have nice things - it is all where you place the value on the things you have!
Zachery.
You do you.
We live a very modest life.
Eat out 3-4 times a year.
Wearing mostly clothes I bought 15 years ago
We have a big mortgage.
Wouldn’t change a thing. We lead a charmed life.
I don’t think I’d spend more on bikes even if I could (Bike trips, sure).
I have nice things.
They just weren’t particularly expensive.
 

HamboCairns

Thanks for all the bananas
Zachery.
You do you.
We live a very modest life.
Eat out 3-4 times a year.
Wearing mostly clothes I bought 15 years ago
We have a big mortgage.
Wouldn’t change a thing. We lead a charmed life.
I don’t think I’d spend more on bikes even if I could (Bike trips, sure).
I have nice things.
They just weren’t particularly expensive.
Sounds similar except we like to travel and perhaps eat out (sushi etc) a few more times a year. I agree with your lifestyle, a lot of people are caught up in one-upmanship or being something they're not. I like that we can afford to go camping or go on the odd snorkelling adventure.

My clothes are about 5 years old because nothing lasts that long in Cairns!
 

HamboCairns

Thanks for all the bananas
Here's a video of the rear wheel play. I have the brake lever pressed fully -


I took the wheel apart, removed the cups and cones, removed the axle (cleaned and greased now!). I can't work out where that movement is coming from or even if it's always been that way. The clicking noise has coincided with that issue.
 

creaky

XMAS Plumper
Here's a video of the rear wheel play. I have the brake lever pressed fully -


I took the wheel apart, removed the cups and cones, removed the axle (cleaned and greased now!). I can't work out where that movement is coming from or even if it's always been that way. The clicking noise has coincided with that issue.
That’s not much movement. Probably just the pads shifting a touch in the caliper?
 
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