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    Help with brake pad on new fixie

    I just added a shimano tiagra front brake on my fixie, and the stock pad kinda tearing up my wheel, not machined has orange painted layer. I was thinking the swisstop yellow pads would help this because they are designed for a slicker surface. I am just a little lost at which specific model would fit my brake, and hoped you guys could steer me in the right direction.

    Thanks in advance for your input

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    from my experience with brakes on painted rims, i don't think you will ever find a soft enough brake pad to prevent tearing up the paint on your wheel...

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    your first mistake was getting a non-machined rim when you're running a front brake. The second mistake was posting this on BF. I don't know how you rectify this situation with any kind of brake pad.

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    Just remember if you want to keep the orange orange, you'll have to bust out moar skiddzzz

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustybrown View Post
    Just remember if you want to keep the orange orange, you'll have to bust out moar skiddzzz
    Then its gonna kinda tear up his tires...

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    yeah, but......

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    front disk brake ftw
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    front disk brake ftw
    Absolutely.
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    That would still hit the rim...

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    I knew my setup is exactly ideal, but for my first fixed gear on a budget I got what I could on craigslist and such. So no need to say why did you not get a machined rim and stuff I know it isn't the 100% setup. I'm just trying to get what is there working best for what I need right now. Thanks for some constructive input thought, but does anyone know the brake pad that would fit my shimano tiagra?

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