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Old 04-24-2012, 02:56 PM
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Default Re: rtv on brake pads?

Isn't the predator like $150 not including everything you need to make it work in the first place? How exactly are you going to afford that if you can't even afford $10 brake shoes?
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:08 PM
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well, another member has the same bike as i do with a predator in it and has rear coaster and front caliper and says he has never had any issues with stopping. just because the bike will be able to go 40mph doesnt mean i have to drive that fast. my clutch will engage at 2200 rpm. at that rpm, i will only be going 19mph. i wont hit 40 till i get close to 5000 rpm. lot of rpm between 2200 and 5000, lot of mph between 19 and 40. as long as i drive at an appropriate speed for the street or road i am on and time my stops properly, i should be fine.
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(A trip to the emergency room costs a lot more than a set of decent brakes)
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:44 PM
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Default Re: rtv on brake pads?

i remember as a kid with no brakes on my ten-speed.
ground off the soles of my running shoes.
woulda been cheaper for my mom to buy me new brakes than new shoes.
i wouldnt consider having poor brakes on my gas powered bike.got lots of repair parts.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:42 PM
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Default Re: rtv on brake pads?

Anyway, instead of getting softer brake pads, I am gonna get harder pads, because they will wear a lot slower. $10 at a local bike shop.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:55 PM
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Default Re: rtv on brake pads?

really?
i am not one for picking on someone,but 10.00 doesent seem like a lot to most people.
you need brakes.we all need brakes.its a life or death thing.
i havent thought much lately about not having two cents to rub together.
i was there,mind you,on the edge of homeless many years ago.you happened to mention a motor kit you were buying,instead of brakes,thats the impression i got too.

there are a couple bike shops in the city that dismantle donated used bikes for parts.
they provide the less fortunate with transportation and parts to maintain them.
nothing like that exists in your area?
just a thought.

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Old 04-24-2012, 11:11 PM
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$10 may not seem like a lot to you, but when you're young and living in your first house and you're not working and your wife is collecting unemployment, you have to keep your priorities in order. Food takes precedence over bike parts. As it is, I need a new back tire. My brake pads are ok for the speeds I go right now. as soon as I have some extra money, i am gonna replace my pads with harder ones. I wont be able to afford to install the predator engine until I get a job. I had an interview at walmart on monday and i am wating to hear back from them. I dont care how anyone feels about walmart either. i shop there and i need a job. if they dont hire me im gonna apply at a thrift store where a buddy of mine is quitting. right now, i just dont have ten dollars. i dont know why it should be so hard to understand that.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:16 PM
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Default Re: rtv on brake pads?

there was a bike shop like that where i used to live. the two closest shops to me are more high end and dont sell used parts. there is another shop about ten miles from me, but im not going there until i replace my rear tire. its worn through to the threads in some places. it had a thin wall to begin with, and its two years old. my wife gets an unemployment payment on the 2nd, and she knows i am not driving too many places till i get my tire replaced.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:18 PM
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Default Re: rtv on brake pads?

I do also have a coaster brake. i know most people think coaster brakes are not good enough for motorbikes, but in the event that my front brake should fail, its better than nothing.
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