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#1 2018-03-09 10:50pm

radovr
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Rotor or Gyro..............

...............whats you preference ? 

Prefer the rotor , ACS rotor for the simplicity of it and ease of setting up ....

How about you ?

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#2 2018-03-09 10:57pm

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Re: Rotor or Gyro..............

Was never a fan of the stack height on a Rotor.


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#3 2018-03-09 11:09pm

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Re: Rotor or Gyro..............

psychoduddycycles wrote:

Was never a fan of the stack height on a Rotor.

yeah good call ,  not too bad with a slant stem like the 55 ...

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#4 2018-03-09 11:31pm

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Re: Rotor or Gyro..............

radovr wrote:

psychoduddycycles wrote:

Was never a fan of the stack height on a Rotor.

yeah good call ,  not too bad with a slant stem like the 55 ...

Only time I ever used one. Wish I still had the stem..the rotor, not so much..


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#5 2018-03-09 11:38pm

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Re: Rotor or Gyro..............

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#6 2018-03-09 11:41pm

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Re: Rotor or Gyro..............

I tried to set one of those up one time. Was about 10x worse than a gyro. Easiest setup by 37 miles is the rotor.


Edited to add that I am also bike retarded and suck at working on them

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#7 2018-03-10 12:29am

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Re: Rotor or Gyro..............

I’ve got an ACS Rotor on my hutch and a odessey gyro on my 87 Master can’t get either of them to actually work though but the Gyro on my 2017 Master works a treat ????

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#8 2018-03-10 12:34am

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Re: Rotor or Gyro..............

To me a rotor just has that 80's freestyle look!! cool


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#9 2018-03-10 1:38am

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Re: Rotor or Gyro..............

Dirty Habits wrote:

To me a rotor just has that 80's freestyle look!! cool

Gotta agree there  ,  too many cables going here and there on the gyro for me .

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#10 2018-03-10 3:42am

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Re: Rotor or Gyro..............

Busty 123 wrote:

I’ve got an ACS Rotor on my hutch and a odessey gyro on my 87 Master can’t get either of them to actually work though but the Gyro on my 2017 Master works a treat ????

You probably have vintage cables for the Gyro. Can't speak of the rotor. The SST Oryg basically fixed the Gyro's issue by shortening the top cable, which Ody started doing after a while as well. Gyro's used to come with long ass cables that always slopped it up. Hell IIRC you could put SST cables on a Gyro that had the same size cable ends, and it'd work as good as an Oryg.

As for me, since I'm mid school, I'm all about the Gyro. When I build my one old school bike, a Mongoose Decade, I will knock off the Rotor tab, so I can fit a Gyro.


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#11 2018-03-10 4:13am

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Re: Rotor or Gyro..............

When I first got into riding I wanted a rotor. I thought they looked cool. But then after having one and learning more about bikes and parts and then getting a Gyro, I learned Gyros were better. You didn't have to worry with raising the stem. The brakes worked better with a Gyro.

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#12 2018-03-10 4:31am

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Re: Rotor or Gyro..............

Loved the rotor and the simplicity of it. But the gyro made it easier to use on any bike.


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#13 2018-03-10 6:25am

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Re: Rotor or Gyro..............

Been a while but I recall rotors being fairly easy to setup. I’ve been into new school bikes lately and run back brakes with snafu gyros and London mod.

I keep ending up with tons of slack in the upper cable and find myself having to back the adjusters out almost all the way to take Up the slack. I don’t remember having this much trouble back in the 80’s and 90’s! hmm


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#14 2018-03-10 9:16am

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Re: Rotor or Gyro..............

ACS rotor. Had on my 85 Performer.

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#15 2018-03-10 12:22pm

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Re: Rotor or Gyro..............

i hate them both so I dont run them at all lol


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#16 2018-03-10 12:48pm

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Re: Rotor or Gyro..............

rocco71 wrote:

i hate them both so I dont run them at all lol

crash dummy!!!!  lol


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