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Vintagerose 08-15-21 07:28 PM

Vintage campy brake pad replacement
 
I bought some new pads for my campy brakes. They guy at the ship told me they were replaceable, but the brackets are all the way around the pads. They donít have an open side to slide them out. Is there a way to get them out and the new ones in? Or did I waste my money and need to find some new pads with the brackets already on them?
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JohnDThompson 08-15-21 09:07 PM

Pry them out with a screwdriver. If you have to bend one of the retaining tabs at the end of the holder to replace the pad, put the bent tab as the trailing edge when you install them on the caliper.

P!N20 08-15-21 09:14 PM

You'll need to bend one of the ends to get the pads in and out. It may break, but it doesn't really matter - you may prefer it like that.

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davester 08-15-21 11:08 PM


Originally Posted by P!N20 (Post 22186010)
You'll need to bend one of the ends to get the pads in and out. It may break, but it doesn't really matter - you may prefer it like that.

No, you don't. It's only mildly tricky to pry out the pads with a thin screwdriver then squeeze the new ones in with a vice or woodworking clamp. Lubrication helps (dish soap, astroglide, whatever).

Vintagerose 08-15-21 11:09 PM


Originally Posted by davester (Post 22186069)
No, you don't. It's only mildly tricky to pry out the pads with a thin screwdriver then squeeze the new ones in with a vice or woodworking clamp. Lubrication helps (dish soap, astroglide, whatever).

awesome. Iíll try it again and let you know. Thanks!

SurferRosa 08-15-21 11:21 PM


Originally Posted by davester (Post 22186069)
... astroglide, whatever.

I'll guess a few of you already have that in your "toolbox." :innocent:

Vintagerose 08-16-21 04:03 PM


Originally Posted by SurferRosa (Post 22186074)
I'll guess a few of you already have that in your "toolbox." :innocent:


mmmm just that lube they call Gun oil. Itís supposed to be uncognito 🤷‍♂️


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