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Old 10-26-10, 02:19 PM   #1
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Brake pad direction

Bought 2 front brake pads today and when I got home I realized they're both 'left side' ones. Does it matter if I use a left brake pad on the right side (the arrows would be reversed)? Thanks!
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Having no idea what kind of pads these are or what type of brakes they are for it would be impossible to give a difinative answer but, as they are labled "left side", I'd assume there is a reason.
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The brakes are off a 2009 Specialized Allez triple: Ultralight dual pivot brakes, Teflon pivots, forged alloy w/ cartridge pads (from their website). I'm just wondering if there would be any issues if I ride with them as it's inconvenient for me to head back to the bike shop.
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It'll work, but not as well and might cause shrieking noises when braking.
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Bought 2 front brake pads today and when I got home I realized they're both 'left side' ones. Does it matter if I use a left brake pad on the right side (the arrows would be reversed)? Thanks!
Do they fit in the shoes correctly? If so, it probably won't be a problem.
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Yeah, they fit fine, just the V grooves are reversed on one side.
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did you buy new holder and pads or just pads? if you install them wrong the pads could be ejected from the holders.



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