Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Dallas, Texas
Bikes: Pegoretti Marcelo, Lemond Tourmalet
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Thank you very much for the reply. Yes, I believe. The brake is attached to the frame at one point with a pivot at the end of each arm. Cheap replacement pads would be great. Would a LBS typically stock them, or do you know of an on-line source, i.e. are this size replacement pads common? I'm not sure due to age of bike and size/shape etc. of the pad.
I'm somewhat skeptical regarding the LBS that is conveniently located in that I was having problems with blow-outs, and they replaced one rim and built me another wheel, yet left the current pads in place. The brakes make a lot of noise and upon closer inspection, are worn to the shape/angle of the prior rims, thus the contact point to the new rim is just that, a point that is wearing a line into the new rim. I would've preferred that the LBS ask me if I want the pads replaced with the new rim and taken care of it at one time. It would have been money well spent in my opinion-and not too much of it at that. Thanks for letting me rant.