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BEST TIP. How to tell when brake pads need change.

Jan. 10, 2010, 1:48 p.m.
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Jan. 10, 2010, 4:58 p.m.
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There's still lots of pad there.

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Jan. 10, 2010, 5 p.m.
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There's still lots of pad there.

When I was just starting out, I ran a set of pads to the metal and they fell out of the brake. I had to rebuild the caliper.

Jan. 10, 2010, 5:05 p.m.
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When I was just starting out, I ran a set of pads to the metal and they fell out of the brake. I had to rebuild the caliper.

Sarcasm detector fail.

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Jan. 10, 2010, 5:05 p.m.
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The metal clip that keeps them separated melted through. I kept trying to straighten my rotor to keep em from rubbing. It wasn't until I got a flat tire that I noticed it. I fixed the flat and tried to put the wheel back in but the pads had fallen together. No wonder I couldn't stop the rub.

Jan. 10, 2010, 5:12 p.m.
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dude that's nothing. changed a set of brake pads that were worn halfway through the backer… plus one piston was sticking, so it also chewed through a portion of the caliper.

pretty sweet.

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Jan. 11, 2010, 8:56 a.m.
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I've seen a lot worse. example:

ps yes this is my pic. Safety posted it.

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Jan. 11, 2010, 9:02 a.m.
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I've seen a lot worse. example:

ps yes this is my pic. Safety posted it.

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wow, LOLerbrakes….

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Jan. 11, 2010, 9:04 a.m.
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The ultimate sintered pads.

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wow you are a ass

Jan. 11, 2010, 9:43 a.m.
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Impressive.

Jan. 11, 2010, 1:13 p.m.
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heh, that one's even worse than the one I dealt with. :lol:

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Jan. 11, 2010, 1:22 p.m.
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Sarcasm detector fail.

You may have been sarcastic, but I was sharing my brake story. I said I went through the pads like some of the photos. The spring clip failed and the pad dropped out. Piston got cocked sideways and the caliper needed to be rebuilt.

Jan. 12, 2010, 7:37 p.m.
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I've seen a lot worse. example:

ps yes this is my pic. Safety posted it.

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That is simply awesome.

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Jan. 12, 2010, 8:40 p.m.
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Oh god

Jan. 15, 2010, 11:07 p.m.
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So I bought some new pads for my Juicy Sevens today and installed them. They were really tight so I pulled them out to look to see what the pistons (or whatever they are called) looked like. They looked like they were not entirely retracted so I pushed on them with a screwdriver and may have damaged the nipple on the piston.

Pics.

I dialed the pad distance all the way out but they are still way too tight. Now when the pad spacer dial says "Pad Contact In" with an arrow going clockwise, if I'm turning in that direction the pads move closer to my rotor correct? Cause if that's the case they seem jammed as the pistons move away from the rotor, one is EXTREMELY stiff one will not stay out.

Any comments?

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