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Are this many washers necessary?

They are not simple washers. They have a concave and convex shape which allows you to tilt the brake pad up and down and left and right (“toe in”). You need one pair on the inside and one on the ...
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What is the purpose of bedding in disc brake pads? And what if the procedure is not followed?

I think it is the same principle as for road cars and has the following reasons: Wearing off contamination (even though a responsible mechanic should clean the rotors/pads during installation) but ...
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What tool do I need to adjust the brake cable here?

There is more than one way to adjust brake pad "tightness" (I'm assuming this means that the brake pads are too close to the rim). To answer the question. Pictured is the brake cable anchor ...
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Are Tiagra BR-4600 brake pads compatible with 105 BR-5810 calipers?

The pads used for these brakes are quite different. BR-4600 uses single piece brake blocks such as R50T while BR-5810 can use cartridge units like R55C. Both come in multiple versions for different ...
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What is the purpose of bedding in disc brake pads? And what if the procedure is not followed?

The main risk is that at the beginning the brake action is much weaker than the final braking force after the break in period. By accelerating the breaking in by repeatedly accelerating and braking ...
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What is the purpose of bedding in disc brake pads? And what if the procedure is not followed?

The goal is to maximize braking performance. I never do this, but my performance requirements are not that high(normal weight, non-aggressive riding, fairly flat roads). Secondly, I only replace one ...
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Are these Avid BB7 Brake Pads metal or organic?

On the SRAM website, it seems that the brake pads with the copper backing are sintered. There is no need to examine the pad itself. Available Pad Compounds Each pad compound will have a different ...
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Are these Avid BB7 Brake Pads metal or organic?

All SRAM and Avid rotors that I have encountered are ok with metal sintered pads. Metal sintered pads are standard equipment with several caliper models in the range so the rotors offered have to be ...
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Braking pads developing mirror finish and squealing after cleaning?

Lessons learned: organic solvents are bad for braking pads. You can use whatever you want on the rotor, isopropyl is (imho) OK for the braking mechanism itself. Pads are to be cleaned with hard brush, ...
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Can I use metallic or semi-metallic brake pads with a Shimano BR-MT500 brake set?

I can only answer the first part Can semi-metallic or metallic brake pads be used with these brakes and discs? The Shimano compatibility chart (PDF) mentions your brake caliper and disc on page 28: ...
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What and where is the weeping port on Shimano MTB brake levers?

Shimano has added a section to the dealer manual entitled "Replacing the diaphragm" regarding this issue. The replacement parts are difficult or impossible to obtain at the moment. Also ...
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Can I use metallic or semi-metallic brake pads with a Shimano BR-MT500 brake set?

You can use E01s sintered pads. But you must use NON-Shimano rotors. Shimano has 2 types of rotors: 1) Hard metal rotors for their “higher end” brakes, with a narrow braking surface, and 2) Soft metal ...
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Can I use metallic or semi-metallic brake pads with a Shimano BR-MT500 brake set?

I doubt very much that metallic pads would be a problem with the BR-MT500 as long as the pad shape is the same. So sticking with Shimano offerings, a "wide-type" metallic pad is the E01S. ...
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