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Are there different brake pad sizes?

Old 12-06-06, 01:48 AM
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Are there different brake pad sizes?

I got around to setting up a new Ritchey WCS Protocol wheelset today but noticed that none of my brake pads seem to be compatible with the braking surface. When centered, the koolstop pads that I use stick out 1mm above/below the braking surface - into the tire and onto the wheel rim. Does anyone have suggestions on how to get around this? Are there different size pads that I should be aware of? Thanks
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Take the pads off the brakes and grind a bevel on them with a sandpaper-disc on a drill. Re-install and that's it.
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