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Old 03-26-05, 02:11 PM   #1
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V-Brake Pads?

I'm building up my first mountain bike and I purchased a nearly new set of V-brakes on E-Bay. The calipers themselves are identical, but one pair has a wider pad than the other. Does the wide pad go on the front or rear wheel?
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If I understand what you're saying(I've been out of the loop on new parts for awhile), I would put the wider/thicker pad set up front since they tend to wear more quickly. If I didn't understand what you're trying to say, disregard.
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If I understand what you're saying(I've been out of the loop on new parts for awhile), I would put the wider/thicker pad set up front since they tend to wear more quickly. If I didn't understand what you're trying to say, disregard.
I think that's right.
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It's a used set of brakes. They replaced the pads. 'nuff said. It really doesn't make a bit of difference
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Ah, missed the "nearly new" part.
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It's a used set of brakes. They replaced the pads. 'nuff said. It really doesn't make a bit of difference
Fair assumption, but not so. All four pads are marked with the same part number so they are obviously part of a set. These brakes were a take-off from a new bike after very little use so I believe they are original equipment.

I was able to determine from the angle of the shoes that the wider pads had indeed been on the front wheel.

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Does it say or can you tell what brand/model pads those are? Never heard of that before. Kinda makes sense, tho.
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Does it say or can you tell what brand/model pads those are? Never heard of that before. Kinda makes sense, tho.
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Not new.
Replacement cartridge pads are nice for v-brakes.

>hint<http://www.jagwire.com.tw/js91xc.htm
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