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Campy brake pads - my dumb move.(12 posts)

Campy brake pads - my dumb move.PaulCL
Dec 29, 2003 1:06 PM
OK, this may sound cheap, but let me explain.

I got a set of 4 campy brake pads from Santa. But me the dummy, gave Santa the wrong part number. To make matters worse, I tore open the packaging making it non-returnable. Dummy. Now I'm stuck with 4 unusuable brand new brake pads. I'm trying to EBAY them without luck. As of now, I'm out $20 plus shipping.

I need one, just one, new pad. Three of my four have years of use left. I hate to spend another $20 plus shipping to install one new pad.

So, my questions? Does anyone have one new 2000-04 Record/Chorus/Daytona brake pad to sell?? Anyone want a set of 1995-1999 R/C/Daytona pads real cheap?? Anyone want to share the cost of a new set of four - I take one - you take whatever???

Thanks. Paul

Sorry to sound cheap. But I'm a little annoyed at myself and I don't want to end up spending $45-50 for one pad.
How do you wear out just one pad? (nm)TJeanloz
Dec 29, 2003 2:54 PM
I have no ideaPaulCL
Dec 29, 2003 4:15 PM
During my end-of-season once over, I noticed one of the rear pads was worn down to the wear line. In fact, it was worn down even more. At the same time, the other 3 pads have lots of life left in them. I checked the adjustment of my brakes, but they seem to be fine. Maybe I got a defective pad???
I'll bet you have a rough spot on your rim -- happened to mebill
Dec 31, 2003 11:00 AM
I have aero rims with a water drainage hole (I guess). The pads were not adjusted quite perfectly, and the hole was wearing the hell out of the pad. Any imperfection could do the same, I would think.
little pebbles can get stuck in the rim, too nmDougSloan
Jan 2, 2004 8:16 AM
re: Campy brake pads - my dumb move.flakey
Dec 29, 2003 4:15 PM
I might be able to help. what side do you need?
I needPaulCL
Dec 30, 2003 6:52 AM
the rear left pad when you are looking at the bike from behind. Though, I don't think the pads are that specific. They fit in any of the four locations.

If you can help, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks. Paul
they are right and left specificflakey
Dec 30, 2003 7:18 AM
unlike the pads up to 99, the newer ones are marked right or left, but you have to take them out of the holders to see the markings.

Does this board have private messaging? I will need either your e-mail or mailing address.
they are right and left specificPaulCL
Dec 30, 2003 8:05 AM
my home email is

But I want to double check which side is worn out. I'm 90% certain, but I want to make sure since they are 'side' specific. I won't be home until 5pm EST to retrieve any email. Thanks. Paul
Grind to fit?Kerry Irons
Dec 29, 2003 4:37 PM
Without having the different pads in front of me, I can't answer this question: Is it possible to make the wrong pads fit the brake shoes by grinding? If you can trim off edges, etc. you might be able to make the pads fit. It's worth a look for $20.
I don't think so (nm)TJeanloz
Dec 30, 2003 11:11 AM
You are Cheap; Go to Branford Bike and order a SET(mn)davidxy
Jan 3, 2004 8:46 AM