Originally Posted by DMF
If it's truly a cotter pin, you push it through all the way, then spread the ends wide with ...
You're right, if it were truly a cotter pin. The OP shouldn't have called it a cotter pin, though. But then again, if you'd ever replaced cartridge brake pads before you'd know that.
Just take a flathead screwdriver, turn it on its side, and use the flat part of the screwdriver to press the pin in until it seats properly-
Last edited by well biked; 01-30-07 at 04:15 PM.