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Changing brake pads...

Postby Blybo » Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:48 pm

I've put some new Shimano brake blocks on my roadie front and rear and adjusted the cables, checked the toe in etc...

But should I also in some way clean or sand the rim surface? I'm at work so all but a wipe with a rag will have to wait till I get home

The old blocks did have quite a few bits of debris in them and I assume it was debris in them this morning making a noise that alerted me to the fact that they were very low, even on the back.

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Postby wayno » Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:11 pm

Lightly sand break pad and clean rims if you like. Not a biggie
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Postby mikeg » Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:29 pm

I had to keep digging bits of aluminium out of the original pads, until I replaced them with the KoolStop pads. Done more than 4000 kms on them, and no bits of rim in the pads.
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