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Brake Pads need replacing?
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Brake Pads need replacing? - August 19, 2006, 10:53 AM

I am getting a subtle scraping noise in my back brake. It only has 8000 miles on it TOTAL. Is this a reasonable amount of time for the pads to go? THe other symptom is that when I was lubing m chain this AM and hand turning the wheel I could hear a scrape. Could it be that the calipers are too tight? Or could the disk be warped?

Is this part of a major servicing, in general? I've had a few of these little problems, and I'm thinking of taking it in for a good once over. And how much should a major servicing cost? I'm in sort of a one horse town out here, and I don't want to get screwed.
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August 19, 2006, 04:19 PM

do u ride hard and do u use the rear brake alot. I brake hard and i use the rear alot and I have about 3200 miles on my bike and the rear brake usually goes around 1o,ooo miles. most people when they use there rear brakes wll last anywhere from 15,000-17,000 miles. if your sliding the bike wih the rear brake it'll go probably around 10,000. ask the "jeeper"he races he should know.
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whoa preppy......
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August 19, 2006, 05:50 PM

brake drag is normal. You can usually snap off the inspection cover and look directly at the pad. 2/32nds is a good replacement point.

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