- Will I die? Bike brake bodge!
So my commuter disk brake pads are contaminated (wd40) so ordered two new sets, but after replacing the rear pads, I noticed that I have only one brake pad in the packaging for the front!
So asking, do you think I can get away for a week or so, with just one effective pad working on the front?Posted 2 years ago
“Brake cleaner” doesn’t work well*. I’ve tried a few and the result may be better than the straight-up contaminated pad, but is rarely satisfactory.
Using Shimano per chance? I don’t think Brake Cleaner works as well on those, nothing does, if the pads get contaminated on those systems (and they will), throw away the pad. Or better, throw away the whole lot and get something that uses proper brake fluid.
lighter fluid is as good as anything
Apart from it is not. Naphtha (lighter fluid) is obviously very flammable, fairly expensive, and may have contaminants in it. Again the STW preference for suggesting anything other than the correctly designed consumable for the job 😆
Q : “Hey, can anyone suggest what I can clean my hair with?”Posted 2 years ago
A1 : “Did you try washing up liquid?”
A2 : “I use a bar of soap, it saves me £0.75 a year!”
A3 : “Hot water is enough, don’t buy into the marketing.”
A4 : “I use Turtle Wax, it makes my dome nice and shiny, and it gives me a new car smell as well!”trail_ratMember
i sometimes wonder if anyone on here has working brakes…..
some of the methods of cleaning described on here scare me.
ive yet to find a method that gets brakes back to 100% but then outside of racing i have no need to have them work at 100% but id never do any of this on a customers bike anyway.Posted 2 years ago
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