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easier way to change brake pads?(3 posts)

easier way to change brake pads?DougSloan
Feb 10, 2003 10:53 AM
At the behest of Zipp, I got some Zipp (Koolstop) brake pads to fit my Record brakes. Getting the Record pads out was hard enough, but inserting the new pads into the holders was darn near impossible. Took me almost an hour for 2 pads!

To remove, I pulled them out slowly with needle nose pliers. To insert, I did a combination of shoving, hammering, pushing with screwdriver, and cussing lots.

Any more elegant way to do this? There must be at tool...

Doug
Heat holders, cool pads?The Kid
Feb 10, 2003 11:21 AM
No guarantees, but what if you threw the pads in the freezer for a while, and ran the holders under hot tap water before combining them?

I suppose you could possibly alter the super-top-secret pad material, but perhaps the experiment might yield positive results. Just think - cryogenically treated brake pads!

YMMV,
The Kid
that could work also try a little silcone spray in the holder nmthe bull
Feb 10, 2003 6:25 PM