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Changing Campy Record Brake Pads.....

akkersakkers Posts: 140
edited January 2011 in Workshop
Tried to change my pads last night, but could I get the old ones off? Could I as heck.

Anyone any ideas on best way to do this? Ive read using a screwdriver, lubricants, vices etc, and then having issues putting the new ones on, but I dont have a vice and dont like the thought if using a screwdriver to lever off a brake pad. or is this the only way to do it?

Very poorly designed though I think :evil:


  • nickwillnickwill Posts: 2,735
    Be a bit rough with it. I use a screwdriver to ease the old one out, and then a bit of washing up liquid in the holder to help ease the new one in.
    You'll get used to it, after the first couple of times you won't have a problem.
  • disgruntledgoatdisgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
    Mine are getting done next week and they are a nightmare. The best way I've found to do it is to lever up the open end with a screwdriver then use pliers to pull them out. If you can soak them in a bowl of hot water first, that seems to help too.

    Mistakes i've made in the past have included destroying the brake block to take it out and gouging my hand trying to lever it out from the closed end with a swiss army knife.

    And that's before we get to replacing them!
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

  • CamionCamion Posts: 60
    I am changing from Dura Ace 7800 to Record soon as the group as a whole seems far superior post 2008. I must admit, the Dura Ace blocks slide out like a new born lamb but I'll suffer the hassle for better looks and gear changing :lol:
    Colnago Extreme Power - Dura Ace
    1980s Colnago Master Steel - Super Record Delta
    Brompton M3L-X Raleigh Nitro MTB
    1981 Viscount Sport Orange Evo 8 single speed
    Specialized Langster Carerra Subway zero
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Put the brake shoe is a vice and either lever out the pad with a screwdriver blade into the open end or use a large flat-bladed screwdriver & a mallet to knock them out. Clean the shoes with Scotchbrite and put some washing-up liquid / lube inside the holder to help slide the new ones in.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • rik08rik08 Posts: 7
    the best way to remove and also fit is to soak the brake pad in alcohol (i know as waste), not as in beer, I used absolute vodka, few a few seconds, they will then slide right out so easily !!
    I tried the screwdriver, vice, washing up liquid etc before reading to use alcohol somewehere on campag web site..

    trust me it helps and is so much easier !!
  • Any spray lube will work but just prise the block away from the holder with a small screw driver and push it out.
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