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Old 06-18-12, 02:32 PM   #1
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nashbar hounder brakes

okay. I feel like the brake pads/brakes/whatever it's called needs to be changed because I have to exponentially press on my brakes harder each and every time in order to stop effectively. What are some good suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 06-18-12, 03:05 PM   #2
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Yeah, I hear a few of the components on this bike are really of low caliber. The Hounder deserves a really good inspection, before anyone seriously tries to ride it. From what I hear, there are five things that need to be upgraded, immediately after purchase. They are as follows:

1) Saddle

2) Brake pads

3) Crank

4) Pedals

5) Cables
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It's still a great bike for the money! If it was up to me, I'd join a bicycle co-op and busy myself, by replacing parts.
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Old 06-19-12, 01:30 AM   #3
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learn how to replace the pads, cables and housing,, the 'join a co-op' is a great Idea
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okay. I feel like the brake pads/brakes/whatever it's called needs to be changed because I have to exponentially press on my brakes harder each and every time in order to stop effectively. What are some good suggestions? Thanks.
For a cheap and dirty possibility steal a fingernail emery board from your wife or girl friend or, if you happen to be female, use one of your own. Use it to dress the surface of your brake pads. It's nice and flat and has just the right grit. If that works, you're good for another week.
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