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My LBS can't figure it out

Old 05-16-07, 06:55 AM
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My LBS can't figure it out

How does one remove Campy brake pads from their holders? My LBS fumbled with one for fifteen minutes before I grew worried about damage and asked him to stop.
This is embarrassing for me, because I assume it's simple. It must be worse for my LBS, who -- in all fairness -- ordinarily handles Shimano stuff.
I downloaded the manual from Campagnolo. It shows how they are supposed to slide right out, but is there a trick to it? Help!
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Don't Campy's have the 2-3mm screw holding the pad in place like Shimano?

Park Tools How-To site, see if this helps.
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Old 05-16-07, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by castaway
How does one remove Campy brake pads from their holders? My LBS fumbled with one for fifteen minutes before I grew worried about damage and asked him to stop.
This is embarrassing for me, because I assume it's simple. It must be worse for my LBS, who -- in all fairness -- ordinarily handles Shimano stuff.
I downloaded the manual from Campagnolo. It shows how they are supposed to slide right out, but is there a trick to it? Help!
No trick, they do slide out. However, they are rather stubborn. I wish I had some tips, but I don't. A lot of f-bombs tend to help me.
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Old 05-16-07, 08:49 AM
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Try posting this in the mechanics forum... I'm sure they'll know.
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Originally Posted by Chad's Colnago
A lot of f-bombs tend to help me.
Yes, that works wonders!
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Old 05-16-07, 02:50 PM
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I use a small screw driver that will fit in the grooves. Then you can use the leverage to pull them out. It is still very difficult to do. Make sure you pull from the front so that you stretch the pad as it comes out, if you push from the rear you will compact the pad making it almost imposable. You can also use pliers and grip the pad wiggling it side to side to break it loose. You can also put some lubricant on them, BUT MAKE SURE TO CLEAN IT ALL OFF BEFORE INSTALLING THE NEW PADS.
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I used to keep the pads on the brake holder, remove wheel, and use a pair of pliers to remove the rubber pads. (Bike on stand of course)
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Use a torch. Mind the carbon bits, though.
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Thanks to everyone for the tips. I'll see the LBS tomorrow and see how things go.
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Jagwire make an elite pad press which makes it easy to remove pads from campy type holders.

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man that looks painful ... I never knew Jagwire was into BDSM ...
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If your shop cant figure it out you need a new shop.
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Originally Posted by kleng
Jagwire make an elite pad press which makes it easy to remove pads from campy type holders.

HAHAHA! How much are they selling that for? I sense I might have a new product for my home shop.
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001
HAHAHA! How much are they selling that for? I sense I might have a new product for my home shop.
Its somewhere between 60-100 usd.
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Originally Posted by kleng
Its somewhere between 60-100 usd.
That's what I figured. There's at least 50-60 points in that baby...If not 75-80 at the manufacturer's level. Now if I could only find some free time - and develop the tiny market....
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