V pads

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by RomanC, May 9, 2004.

  1. RomanC

    RomanC Well-Known Member

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    I have spanish fly V pads. They work pretty good. Except after one hour of riding or so the pads seem to move so that they become unparallel to the rim. Does anybody else have this happening to them?
     
  2. jmkimmel

    jmkimmel Active Member

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    I used to have that problem, until i tightened the crap out of the bolt that holds the brake pads on. You could probably use some loctite too.
     

  3. RomanC

    RomanC Well-Known Member

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    Yeah i thought about using loctite. It seems that the cap on the spanish fly pads doesn't hold as tight as on some other pads I tried. I'll try tonight to replace the peices that allow the pad to rotate with regular washers. If things will align then I don't see how the pad can ever move.
     
  4. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    the washers that come on the pads are junk. when i replaced mine they stopped shifting around.
     
  5. RomanC

    RomanC Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I'll give that a shot. I did notice that the metal for the washers was not the same as on my other pads