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QUICK!! how do you get record brake pads off.(7 posts)

QUICK!! how do you get record brake pads off.ishmael
Dec 31, 2002 2:55 PM
I'm in the middle of doing it. Make that the begining of doing it and I havent gotten beyond getting the brake pad holders off the bike. Please tell me there is an easy way to do this.
re: QUICK!! how do you get record brake pads off.curlybike
Dec 31, 2002 3:48 PM
Well, I assume that you have the new ones on hand as the old ones may be ruined in process. With pad and holder in hand put the bolt(or nut, depending on what you want to call it) back on the pad. Place the bolt in the vice between something that will not mar or warp the surface with the pad opening in the holder pointing toward the back of the vice. Use a flat bladed screwdriver and press down into the pad and push it toward the opening in the holder. They usually are pretty tite. After it is out, spray Hair spray in the holder and push the new one back in.
Repeat as required
Remember to bolt them back on the right way...SnowBlind
Dec 31, 2002 9:21 PM
or the last thing you may remember is "what are those thingies that just went whizzing by?"
The open ends face backwards, closed end forward. See Zinn for Roadbikes, page 127.
ishmael you putz! I thought you worked at an LBS for a day.....gogene
Dec 31, 2002 9:40 PM
....I thought you knew it all. How disappointing.
whats your beefishmael
Jan 1, 2003 8:52 AM
yes I worked in a bike store for a day...I dont know it all...I do know how much things cost bike stores...
Yer an idiosychratic putz! Nothing more......nmgogene
Jan 1, 2003 9:38 AM
Rub lots (nm)Crankist
Jan 2, 2003 10:26 AM