new brake pads?

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Red One

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new brake pads? post #1
i just got a new bike

i only have rear brakes........no matter how much i tighten them, i still cant stop fast at all

in fact, i have to hold the brake down for like 2 seconds before i even start to slow down, no matter how tight they are

does this mean i should get new brake pads? if so, any recommendations?
 
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Guest

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new brake pads? post #2
if ur interested in new brakes pads consider, cool stops or Odyssey 1 by 4's

Jon
 
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Red One

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new brake pads? post #3
thanks man

ill check them out
 
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Van_Homan

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new brake pads? post #4
screw brake pads man get oddysey evolver brakes they r awsome im sure ur local bike shop will install them cheap but if u really wanna get brake pads i recommend oddysey
 
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The Worst

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new brake pads? post #5
I have the same prob as you right now......CAN SOMEONE ANSWER HIS QUESTION!?!?!??!!
 
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new brake pads? post #6
The Worst said:
I have the same prob as you right now......CAN SOMEONE ANSWER HIS QUESTION!?!?!??!!
i already did, read the posts above u bint
 
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evanc

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new brake pads? post #7
If your brakes are tight, but won't grab, check the following:
1) Are the pads hitting completly flat on the rim?
2) Are the pads worn?
3) Are the cables lubed?
4) Are the pads glossed over?
5) Are the pads old and hard?

Since I know none of your answers, I'll go through them all.
1) Remove pads from bike.
2) Boil in water for 5-10 minutes.
3) While boiling, lube the living piss out of your cables.
4) Remove pads from water.
5) Sand totally flat.
6) Mount on bike, squeeze brakes.
7) Tighten when flat against rim.
 
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Red One

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new brake pads? post #8
thanks man

helps a lot
 
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gt_thumps

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new brake pads? post #9
thnx evanc
 
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darkd3vil

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new brake pads? post #10
kool stop red ones work excellant for the 2 weeks i had them on i could stop!
 
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Revenge

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new brake pads? post #11
darkd3vil said:
kool stop red ones work excellant for the 2 weeks i had them on i could stop!
i ride KOOL STOPS in red for now a couple of month and they work fantastic! :D
 
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The Worst

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new brake pads? post #12
I got new cables and it is fine
:bmx_rulez:
 
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The Worst

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new brake pads? post #13
But I have no tire
:bmx_rulez:
 

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