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New front brake pads needed

adventurous cyclist

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Bike shop wants 2750 yen.
Nice couple that runs the shop, but... Don't you think that is expensive?

Not sure if l should go to Asahi and try to tackle it myself.
 

kiwisimon

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Tektro Brakes ?

ask Asahi for the pads or maybe the old ones have a part number on them. Switching is pretty easy.
 

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adventurous cyclist

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I think I have the right tool to do it. 2800 yen is a bit high. Labor I know has got to be 2200 yen.
And thanks for the pdf.
 

adventurous cyclist

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It isn’t difficult really. And brake pads are cheap, so I’d consider buying one or two spares.
I think even Daiso sells brake pads these days. But I think I best do it myself. Just got back from the eye doctor. Complete eye exam 2600 yen. So inexpensive I thought. Best to wear sunglasses when cycling. Will need to get a new prescription next visit.
Thanks.
 

DanBell

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I think even Daiso sells brake pads these days. But I think I best do it myself. Just got back from the eye doctor. Complete eye exam 2600 yen. So inexpensive I thought. Best to wear sunglasses when cycling. Will need to get a new prescription next visit.
Thanks.
I will happily buy a lot of different things from Daiso but brake pads aren't one of them.
 

BeerTengoku

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I'd say buy a decent pair and try doing it yourself. I've had to do a few sets over the years for the kids' and the wife's bike and it's not as hard as you think it would be.
 

OreoCookie

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I think even Daiso sells brake pads these days.
Please do not buy Daiso brake pads. There is a qualitative difference between brake pads, and I'd stick to e. g. Shimano, Swiss Stop or some other quality brand that is compatible. Brake pads are a bit like tires, you cannot see why one is better than another, much (most) of it is the material.
 
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