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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Terrible Brakes

    Hi, I was recently out on a ride and after recently using a set of mechanical realized how terrible my brakes are. Is there any way I can fix them? The two things i noticed were how difficult they are to pull, and the lack of stopping power. The pads are new B.T.W.
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    Sounds like dirty cables.

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    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    New pads need some good miles before the pads bead in and actually work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hand/of/Midas
    New pads need some good miles before the pads bead in and actually work.
    And if they are a different compound than the old pads they may never work as well as they should if the rotors were not thoroughly cleaned of the old pad residue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ductape98
    Hi, I was recently out on a ride and after recently using a set of mechanical realized how terrible my brakes are. Is there any way I can fix them? The two things i noticed were how difficult they are to pull, and the lack of stopping power. The pads are new B.T.W.
    Yes.

    Does that answer your question?

    I could give you a better answer if you supplied more information. For instance, are the mech brakes yours or just something that made you realize how bad your brakes are? If not, what kind of brakes do you have? Any symptoms other than difficult pull and lack of power? Have you done anything with them other than replace the pads?

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    The pads that I replaced are the exact same as the old pads. I am wanting to clean the rims and lightly sand the pads. However that I think that will only help the stoping power. The only other issue is how dificult it is to pull the brakes before they ever make contact with the wheel. The mechanical brakes were on a bike I was test riding.
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    hmmm, who else assumed disc brakes besides I? (ha! assumptions..)
    anyways, sounds like a cable issue to me
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Either that or some cheap a*s brakes that have a lot of flex plus all the above thoughts.....

    Show us a pic of whatcha got....

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    hmmm, who else assumed disc brakes besides I? (ha! assumptions..)
    anyways, sounds like a cable issue to me

    Yup, got me too. I thought he was talking disc. I will make another assumption, that the OP rode a different bike with mechs on it, and now wants the same performance out his, assumed, v-brakes.

    Of course, this is an assumption, and is probably wrong.
    Well, since they gave us a KHS forum, I guess I have to come up with something else for a sig.

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