Quick brake pad help please!!

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miss notax
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Quick brake pad help please!!

Postby miss notax » Sat Jan 05, 2013 21:40 pm

Hello :D

One small step for woman-kind and all that....

I changed my brake pads myself for the first time ever today (yay :D ) but dropped the stupidly tiny little clip that fits on the end of the pin (boo :roll: ) - it pinged out of my hands and I can find it.

I have done the pin up fairly tightly and I have checked and I don't seem to have the clips on my other bike (same brakes), but can someone please cinfirm if they are ok to use like this? Can the pin somehow unwind itself without the clip? I want to ride my 5 tomorrow but obviously not if I now have a dodgy front brake :?

Cheers 8)
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Re: Quick brake pad help please!!

Postby supersonic » Sat Jan 05, 2013 21:45 pm

What are the brakes?

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Re: Quick brake pad help please!!

Postby miss notax » Sat Jan 05, 2013 21:50 pm

Formula K24 Oro's. The pads are in ok and the pin that holds them in is tight, it's just the little horseshoe shaped clip that goes on the end of the pin that has pinged off..... :roll:
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Re: Quick brake pad help please!!

Postby The Rookie » Sat Jan 05, 2013 21:56 pm

The clip is a belt to go with the screw in pin braces, it should never be an issue it not being there.

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Re: Quick brake pad help please!!

Postby MarkLG » Sat Jan 05, 2013 22:01 pm

The clip is a safety device to stop the pad retaining bolt from coming all the way out if it comes loose.
If you've done up the retaining bolt properly then it isn't going to unwind itself in the space of one ride, and I wouldn't have a problem using the bike without one. Just give them a little tweak from time to time to make sure they aren't loosening off.

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Re: Quick brake pad help please!!

Postby miss notax » Sat Jan 05, 2013 22:04 pm

Cool, thanks guys :D

As I said I can't see the clips on the Juliana (brake pads fitted by someone else!) and I have never questioned it - I just panicked doing it myself :oops:

I managed to convince myself I had done it all wrong - will brave the rear brake tomorrow afternoon :wink:
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Re: Quick brake pad help please!!

Postby carbonkid » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:23 am

if your worried about the pin coming out get some fuse wire or something similar and wrap it round the end of the pin and pull it tight in to the clip recess with a pair of pliers,twist the ends round and snip off any excess,job done


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