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    removing break pad (disc)

    so i went to take me brake pads off to put the new ones in, but i cant see how to get them off. the guy in the shop said just turn the pin and pull, but ive turned the pin and nothing is moving...
    i have a shimano mech disc brake
    can sombody help please...
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    here are some pictures of the brake
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    ok maybe not, you'll have to do without pictures for a bit
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerbread
    so i went to take me brake pads off to put the new ones in, but i cant see how to get them off. the guy in the shop said just turn the pin and pull, but ive turned the pin and nothing is moving...
    i have a shimano mech disc brake
    can sombody help please...
    cheers
    I just had to replace pads after a near-vertical re-entry burned the front ones right off. Lousy gravity. Anyway.

    You have to straighten the end of the cotter pin to slide it out, then undo those allen bolts to take the side of the assembly off. It's a pretty simple mechanism once you're inside. It's a good idea to slack off the pad adjustment before replacing the pads. Then you can just tighten the adjustment up when the new pads are in.

    Whatever you do, don't touch the faces of the pads with your fingers. Skin contaminates them, apparently. Handle them by the little pan-handles.
    Sin after sin I have endured, but the wounds I bear are the wounds of love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konageezer
    Whatever you do, don't touch the faces of the pads with your fingers. Skin contaminates them, apparently. Handle them by the little pan-handles.
    No. The oils from your skin can cntaminate them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    No. The oils from your skin can cntaminate them.
    Yes. The oils from your skin can contaminate them. So you shouldn't touch them.
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