I've always been a bit tight about replacing my brake pads…

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  • I've always been a bit tight about replacing my brake pads…
  • Premier Icon edd
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    …but even I accepted that these needed replacing. Fair to say that Sunday’s ride was a filthy.

    PeterPoddy
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    And your discs too, I imagine…?

    🙂

    Premier Icon edd
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    I still think I could have got more out of the bottom right pad. 😉

    kaesae
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    Hehe! getting your moneys worth ❓ I wouldn’t run them that long you will need to replace the rotors more likely than not and the chances of the brakes failing or being damaged would be a lot higher than normal.

    Good photo and thanks for the laugh!

    simonfbarnes
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    backing plates are soft aluminium and discs are hard stainless so I’d not worry too much 🙂

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Backing pads aren’t normally aluminium…

    Table top needs sanding and rewaxing

    Premier Icon sefton
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    thats the wifes chopping board! (guess she wasn’t home)? 😉

    Premier Icon edd
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    That’s correct sefton it’s a chopping board – no prizes for guessing why I’m single. 🙂

    Premier Icon sefton
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    arh…no worries they’ve probably only been in contact with all the cow & sheep crap in your area.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    A made of mine onece asked why his bake brake had locked up. On invesitgaion, he had worn through the pad compound, through the backing plate. The piston had extended so far it sat at an angle and he’d managed to shave a new angled face onto that. Wish I’d got some pictures of that little mess.

    It’s also how I found out that Avid call them pressure feet rather than pistons.

    simonfbarnes
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    Backing pads aren’t normally aluminium…

    oh you’re right, my Hope ones used to be steel so they stuck to the magnetic pistons, but I’m sure my Shimano ones are ali…

    5lab
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    i’ve had half a piston worn down before – only thing left on the pad was the tab at the top. Got stranded way out in the alps. Brakes worked fine for the next couple of years, mind

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