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Online Astute Greaser

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Disc pads - Asbestos
« on: November 30, 2019, 02:32:15 PM »
Rebuilding my USA RD200C disc front end.
So saw EBC pads and ordered from Ebay from a Bike shop. Looked good, price, boxed and make.
So turned up today.
Back of box shows the Asbestos label  :o. That wasn't in Ad.
Clearly this is NOS which was stated in Ad. Are they allowed to sell these :-\, even to put them in postal system!
Very loathe to put on bike.
Opinions please.


Offline Gr8uncleal

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Re: Disc pads - Asbestos
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2019, 02:55:33 PM »
Assuming that there was absolutely no reference in the advert, then I think that I'd be tempted to ask for a refund Mike.

I don't know if you remember, but I started a related thread here regarding the disposal of old brake shoes that probably contained asbestos.
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Re: Disc pads - Asbestos
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2019, 08:33:24 PM »
why not just use them we have for years
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Re: Disc pads - Asbestos
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2019, 08:38:47 PM »
why not just use them we have for years
After all tis just the fumes from the fuel Greta wossername is worried about

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Re: Disc pads - Asbestos
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2019, 04:17:01 PM »
They will be far superior than today’s brake pads 👍
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2019, 08:41:15 PM »
Yes, with the better performance they might be worth more than the currently available non-asbestos ones!  :)

I’d happily use them.  IIRC it’s blue asbestos that’s the dodgy stuff. I’m sure we were all exposed to dust from these types of pads years ago and as long as you weren’t snorting the stuff it’s not a major issue.
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