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Brake Pad Alignment

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  • 24-03-2011 10:24am
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    Registered Users Posts: 6,724 ✭✭✭


    I recently changed over wheelsets and while looking the bike over last night noticed that the top of my brake pads on the back are up over the rim very slightly - the ones on the front seem fine. While they dont seem to be touching the side wall of the tyres (no sign of wear) im thinking i should maybe get the allen key out and move the brake pads so that they are centred on the rim breaking area? any thoughts? Looks like a quick allen key job that should take two mins from a quick inspection.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,440 ✭✭✭cdaly_


    Yep. Go for it...


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,504 ✭✭✭✭DirkVoodoo


    Yes, very quick and very easy.

    As your brakes wear they will probably end up hitting the sidewall anyway if they are that high up, best sort it now rather than forget and suffer the consequences (sounds menacing, I know).


  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭Tau


    How important is "toe in" when doing this? I tried to get some good toe in last time I replaced my brake pads, but its not easy, unless I'm missing something?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,724 ✭✭✭kennyb3


    Thanks lads will sort it for the return journey home later


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,824 ✭✭✭levitronix


    Tau wrote: »
    How important is "toe in" when doing this? I tried to get some good toe in last time I replaced my brake pads, but its not easy, unless I'm missing something?

    Put a small allen key between edge of the break block and the rim and have the other edge of the break block touching the rim, then tighten the blocks in place, make sure your washers are clean so you can angle the brakes, you want about a 1mm or 2mm


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