Re: [Classicrendezvous] Pesky Campagnolo brake pad installation

(Example: Production Builders:LeJeune)

Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2000 17:07:22 -0600
From: "PeterGrenader" <peterg@ixpres.com>
To: Charles Andrews <chasa@classicalradio.org>
CC: "'classicrendezvous@bikelist.org'" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Pesky Campagnolo brake pad installation
References: <6B7290610770D311A14D00805F6F291C2F0553@kusc.usc.edu>


This is very easy....

Get a flat blade srewdriver. Any screwdriver will do, as long as it's not too huge. A smaller one actually works best. Gently shove the head of the screwdriver in-between the base of the pad and the holder on its open end and do the fulcrum thing and the pad will pop out in your hand. No fuss, no muss.

To install the new one, simply treat it like it is a mountain bike grip...spray it with hairpsray and gently slide it into place until it rests against the closed end of the holder. The hairspray works as a lubricant during the pushing AND it evaporates quickly afterwards.

Peter Grenader LA

Charles Andrews wrote:
> It's embarrassing to admit this. but after all these years I have yet to
> develop a good way to remove worn-out Campagnolo brake pads from the
> standard Record brake-pad holders. There must be a method that doesn't
> involve bending the tabs on the holder--what's worked for you? I have
> some of those nice Kool Stop replica pads I want to install, but I can't get
> the old ones out!
>
> Thanks for any help you can provide.
>
> Charles Andrews
> pleasantly cloudy Los Angeles