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Old 08-15-21, 07:28 PM
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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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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.
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Old 08-15-21, 09:14 PM
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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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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
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).
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Originally Posted by davester View Post
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!
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Originally Posted by davester View Post
... astroglide, whatever.
I'll guess a few of you already have that in your "toolbox."
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Old 08-16-21, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
I'll guess a few of you already have that in your "toolbox."

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