Shimano LX V Brakes - galling Rims
Bought these brakes used about 2 years ago, never really used them, built up a hardtail with them. Last week I decided to take this bike out (mainly use it to pull my little girl around the neighborhood). Well, the brakes were making this terrible sound, not brake squeal. Got home, looked at the pads, looked like pieces of metal/alum in-bedded in the pads. Got to looking at the side of my Rhinolite rims, and they look like they have been put through a lathe. Any ideas?
seen that before
... not sure its all that unusual. You don't have green ceramic rim pads on there, do ya?
Originally Posted by sxr-racer
Anyway, that happened to my Bontrager rims with machined sides with regular brake pads. RIm brakes, it happens. The RhynoLite is a pinned rim, IIRC. How is the rim joint? Is it even on both sides?
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Dump that garbage
Change the pads immediately. Those LX pads are the worst rim eater pads made. I would go to a Koolstop salmon mtn pad and they WILL NOT EAT YOUR RIM.
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+1 - Shimano pads are notorious for eating rims.
Originally Posted by danoalb
Avid Rim Wranglers, Koolstop pads, SwissStop, are all better alternatives. Just make sure not to get the ones for ceramic rims if your rims aren't ceramic.
All pads will eat rims though and they will all pick up bits of metal.
in 17 years I have never seen this......... Yes, slowly they eat away at the rims, but these wheels might have 30 miles on them, they now look like they are 10 years old and been ridden hard. Picked up AVID's today.