/ how far do you run down your brake-shoes¿

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la xerra - on 11 Apr 2019

hi fahrradfahrer, did file down those fins on the side of the brake-shoe-fittings (they were starting to grind against the rim)...going down to all the way to the protruding edge of the shoe were it slips into the groove. any mothers out there?  . .  , ,. .,     . ,  . ,    cheers.

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wilkie14c - on 11 Apr 2019
In reply to la xerra:

My mother makes her own brake shoes

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jkarran - on 11 Apr 2019
In reply to la xerra:

I break all my shoes

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MonkeyPuzzle - on 11 Apr 2019
In reply to la xerra:

Just to the ends of the callipers, otherwise they fall off.

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jonathan shepherd - on 11 Apr 2019
In reply to la xerra:

When they start making a graunching noise it's time for new pads, and discs.

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Sir Chasm - on 11 Apr 2019
In reply to la xerra:

Run them on the tyres rather than the rims, they last longer that way.

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aultguish on 11 Apr 2019
In reply to la xerra:

When I hear myself shout "Oh sh1t" rather than just thinking it ;)

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webbo - on 11 Apr 2019
In reply to la xerra:

If I apply my brakes and I get sparks it’s time get new brake shoes. Especially when using carbon rims.

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martin09 - on 12 Apr 2019
In reply to la xerra:

in my opinion it is false economy to run rim brake blocks to the limit (I am not talking about discs).

I find that the 'rubber' accumulates tiny particles which embed into the rubber and wear the rims faster and can even score them.  replacing a rim (rebuild of the wheel) or a new wheel is far more expensive - and needless to say a rim collapse at a moment (often) of hard breaking can be serious (yes I have had several rim collapses due to worn rims). 

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DubyaJamesDubya - on 12 Apr 2019
In reply to la xerra:

When it starts to cost more in wheel rims than you are saving on brake shoes it is time to revise the replacement strategy.

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