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Just slide the old pad out???(5 posts)

<i>Just</i> slide the old pad out???Spiderman
Dec 15, 2003 6:30 AM
Just got some new brake pads and I can't seem to get the old, worn pads out of the brake shoe. It is campy after 2000 and I can't for the life of me get them to slide out.

Any advice/tips/suggestions? Thanks.
Pour alcolol on itspookyload
Dec 15, 2003 6:50 AM
That should allow you to get it out. Then use it again to the new pads in. The alcohol will evaporate when dry, but the lube will ease when removing/istalling.
Yeah those are SOBs...divve
Dec 15, 2003 6:52 AM
I managed to get them out by first clamping the pads in a bench vice. Add to that some strong fingers plus elbow grease and you should be able to slide the holders off.

When inserting the new pads wet them with some denatured alcohol or water. It will ease seating them.
Bench vice is the right pathKerry Irons
Dec 15, 2003 6:40 PM
Clamp the pad in a bench vise, and clamp it hard. Put an adjustable wrench on the bolt, with the jaws nearly clamped on the bolt. You can then use the leverage of the wrench to push on the brake shoe. You can push really hard - after all there is a lot of force in braking and this bolt has to take it. Also, clamping the pad will distort it, often breaking some adhesion to the brake shoe.
Bench vice is the right pathDougyowougy
Dec 16, 2003 12:56 PM
Take a pair of pliers, squeeze the pad so that some space appears then shoot in wd40.
This worked for me when removing Shimano pads.