schwinn hyrbrid network 3.0-replacing the brake pads!
Hey guys, I'm a bike noob as you can probably figure out because I am posting about replacing brake pads. I got a schwinn hybrid network 3.0. So i wanted to save some money because bike shops always jack up prices and charge so much to do quick fixes. I ended up trying to buy my own brake pads. The problem is, once I got the brake pads, shimano dura-ace ultegra 105, I realized that these wont work with my bike. These are the rubber inserts and my v brakes do not take inserts. Rather you need to replace the whole washer brake pad set. It seems that it is road bikes that take the inserts that can fit into the cartridge. It was a let down because I bought the wrong brake pads and also it seems so much easier to replace inserts!
so basically i want to know 3 things:
1. Is it possible to get the cartridges that take rubber inserts and use them on my v brakes for my hybrid bike? (they seem more convenient and I will be able to salvage the inserts that I bought)
2. If this is not possible, what kind of brake pads should I get? (would appreciate if you guys could provide links to the pads so that I buy the correct ones this time lol)
3. I have no multi-tool kit yet! I am going to need one to do this fix as well as other minor fixes in the future, like changing tubes. What is a basic multi tool which is good for beginners? (would appreciate if you could be specific with the name or provide links)
Hope you guys can give me some helpful advice! Thanks!