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    http://www.538.nl acidfast7's Avatar
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    are these rim brake pads almost worn out :(

    quick check...

    should i change out the pads when the grooves are worn out? or can i run them into past the grooves and into the second layer of material.

    this is the rear pad with 1500km on it. i thought i used the front pads more but the rears looks more worn (I assume that the rear wheel gets more dirty from the drivetrain?)

    photo to help:

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    http://www.538.nl acidfast7's Avatar
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    if they are worn out ... suggestions are welcome ... but remember that i'm budget-conscious and in the UK for shipping/customs!

    cheers!
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    When the wear grooves are gone,the pads are totally shot. I personally would change the pads when they get down to where yours are.

    If you're on that tight of a budget,then flip the wheel to the fixed cog(it is a flip-flop,right?) and you won't need the rear brake.

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    One of my fixed gear bikes which I bought 5 years ago still has original brake pads with almost no wear on it, and it has thousands of miles on it because it's my main commuter/recreational bike. I stop and slow down using backpedalling. I find brakes almost unnecessary on a fixie , I just keep them on for panic/emergency stops.

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    http://www.538.nl acidfast7's Avatar
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    thanks guys, but i don't want to ride fixed yet.

    will look for some pads this weekend.
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