Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: BicycleSPACE warehouse in SW Washington DC
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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