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Amazon pads for tektro discs came with cotter pins?

Old 12-27-18, 01:30 PM
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Amazon pads for tektro discs came with cotter pins?

I'm just guessing these are for pinning the ears of the 2 pads together where they stick out of the caliper?

If so I wonder why my bike didn't come like this? Bought new pads because I lost a pad hastily loading it into the car with front wheel off, a pin would've surely stopped that. My daughter's fuji from a different lbs with newer model tektros doesn't have pins either. (I tried to borrow one of hers the other night and realized it was a different design)

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Old 12-27-18, 02:16 PM
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don't see a cotter pin being used in these videos


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Old 12-27-18, 02:23 PM
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The Tektro brakes on the bike inside my front doorway have a small bolt that goes through the pad ears to secure them. Other of my bikes use cotter pins in the same location.
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Old 12-27-18, 02:59 PM
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Shimano does the same. They put a cotter pin in with the pads, but the calipers come with bolts. I assume the pin is for those who lost the bolt. Might be worth keeping one for an emergency, but until this thread I honestly never gave it a second thought.
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My Shimano Deore brakes use a cotter pin like this:

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Thanks you all, I've got the new ones pinned together and not losing one again. Out of literally thousands of times of putting front-wheel-less bike in/taking out of car I've only had a pad fall out 2 maybe 3 times because I was too rough (and lost the thing this last time)
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