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Hope M3/M5...Mini?

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by JohnE, May 16, 2013.

  1. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Trying to replace the pads on my older M3 and M5...all I can find is Mini pads. They kinda look the same...are they? Dont want to blow anything up or cause the planets to misalign by using the wrong stuff. Or spend 65Euro for the wrong stuff. KnowwhatImean?
     

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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Might just be Hope 3 and 5? I was drunk...just need pads...
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    I've never heard of a Hope M3. Is it the caliper number? And lay off the schnapps Schicklgruber.
     
  4. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Its the number on the body of the brake, 5 on the front, 3 on the rear. And I get good hausgemacht schnapps free from my buddy...hard to lay off!
     
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    Post up a pic of the brakes :)
     
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    Those numbers refer to the caliper half mount leg lengths. Back then, Hope made different caliper (halves) for various fits, rather than needing adapters.
    I don't remember the conversion but they dictated the mount type and rotor size that the caliper would direct mount to.

    If it is of the 'M' era, and is twin piston, it is surely a mini.
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Will put up a pic later...shoulda thought of that earlier!

    DW, they are squarer then the pad in the link...with 4 holes on the back of the pad, and a squarer spring...
     
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    HardtailHack used an iron once

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    You are referring to these as four holes?-
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    They're the ones I had in mind as well. Would probably fit my E4s too I reckon. Johnny don't pay more than $20 posted to Germany. Had a good experience with an Ebay seller if you're interested. Can't vouch for the actual quality of the pads as only had them for a few weeks but price and postage time was top notch.
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Thats pretty close, but w/o the extensions on the top corners...more of a true rectangle. Heading to a shop listed as tech qualed on Hopes website tonight, talked with the guy yesterday, he says he has them...
     
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