Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!

Chris /
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Hi,

I have a Tomos A3GM, and recently my front brake has had barely any stopping power. Whenever I put on my brake lines it alternates it sound between quiet, and a grinding sound. If I only use my front brake to stop, the bike will not stop let's say. When I took off my wheel and opened it up, the brake pad still looked like it had a lot of life, however it felt incredibly smooth, so I don't think the friction is there that it needs to stop. Do I need new brakes? I even took them out, cleaned them, and re-installed them, but it didn't help. My brakes still barely function at all. I am willing to spend the $20 to get new brake pads, I just want to know if that is what I need.

Thanks so much in advance,

Chris

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  Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Topic by: Chris Chris 05/31/08 11:48AM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: Zeke Zeke 05/31/08 11:57AM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: Chris Chris 05/31/08 12:06PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: Zeke Zeke 05/31/08 12:07PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: Chris Chris 05/31/08 12:10PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: the Landis the Landis 05/31/08 12:26PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: Ja'Far Rogers Ja'Far Rogers 05/31/08 12:37PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: Noah Noah 05/31/08 01:01PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: Alex Alex 05/31/08 02:21PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: keller_stephen keller_stephen 05/31/08 03:43PM
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  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: keller_stephen keller_stephen 05/31/08 04:03PM
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