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Old 01-09-15, 03:17 PM
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bonny aeolus 3 d3 question.

i bought a used set of bonny aeolus 3 d3 wheels. i got the front wheel in the mail today "ups" and it looks great but there is some brake surface rub. my question for the more educated is this normal for the brake pads to get threw the finish a little? there are no rough spots or anything like that.

went out side and gave the front wheel the dawn toothbrush treatment and wipe down.

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Rim brakes stop the bike due to friction between the rim and brake pad. If there is any dirt or dust on the brake pad there will be wear.
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It's perfectly normal to see and eventually feel where the brake pads will rub any finish on the brake area of the wheel. If there's no friction between the brake pads and the wheel, you won't stop. It will likely take a long time and many sets of brakes to wear through the wheel enough to need a replacement wheel. This condition really depends on the surfaces the bike is ridden on. The brake pads will tend to "pick up" small bits of dirt, stones, small pieces of metal/wire etc., from the road surfaces. You should periodically check the brake pads for any foreign material that may have become embedded in the rubber. You can gently either pry or use sand paper or a small file to scuff the foreign material out of the brake pad. The more articulate you are about doing this, the longer your wheels will last.
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Trek only wants you using "cork" by the way... clincher are made by Zipp actually, Tubs are in house...

agree with what others have said.. I periodically check to make sure the pads are free of debris.
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i gave all of you a mentioned mark for the great advice!!! i just wanted to check thanks so very very much!!!
what is torture is that the front wheel came in the mail today and the back isn't due to arrive until monday. i want these wheels on my bike NOW. THANK THANK THANK YOU ALL.
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