Cyclocross - Worn pads leads to damaged rims?
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11-01-11, 06:49 AM
While washing my bike post race yesterday, i found something quite troubling.
Since my pads had worn a few millimetres, the increased travel caused the remaining pad to begin rubbing away at the body of the rim, instead of on the brake track.
This troubles me as I want to switch to carbon tubulars next year and I'd hate this to happen to those.
Is this a common occurrence or do I just need to be more watchful on my brake adjustments?
11-01-11, 08:16 AM
As your pads wear, you should be adjusting the brakes to compensate. To be fair though, that is just paint rubbed off, I wouldn't be concerned about it.
Most pads for carbon wheels (especially the cork ones) wear much faster than pads for metal wheels... be prepared to change/adjust them much more often than your current setup.
11-02-11, 09:36 PM
carbon brake tracks + sand/mud + rain + any brake pad composite = rim wear.
2 teammates with trashed carbon track wheels (zipps and neuvations), each lsated 2 seasons of wet, gritty seattle CX
11-02-11, 09:40 PM
are you using stock tektro pads? i had to replace the pads in my tektro cr720s after one wet snowy ride. the pads were disintegrating at a very rapid rate. the entire brake track was covered in black rubber.
11-02-11, 10:46 PM
are you removing the brake shoes, inspecting them, and removing any imbedded grit..?
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