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Avid Elixir pad retaining pin
#1
The pad retaining pin on my rear brake went walkies at a race at the weekend resulting in my brake pads falling out and having to do half the race with no rear brake.

I don't want to use a split pin as they look unsightly nor do I fancy spending £7 for 2 of them as it's only a small screw. Anyone got one lying about that they don't want?
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#2
Sorry i just LOL'ed at this, something always happens to you at a race Big Grin Haven't got any spares sorry, but could you not use any bolt the right pitch? Could take the other one into a shop and see if they have something similar?
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#3
I still managed 7th place despite this and a puncture, but yes I'm due an overdose of good luck somewhere along the line.

No the bolt is only threaded at the end near the bolt head. The rest is smooth for the pads/spring to slide about on
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#4
Use a split pin you tart. It makes changing pads so much quicker.
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#5
^ this. You big tart
Keep it foolish...
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#6
Hey, less of the 'Big'
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#7
You can have the butchered ones from the Elixrs I bought from you as I use split pins Wink
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#8
"Tinc" Wrote:You can have the butchered ones from the Elixrs I bought from you as I use split pins Wink

One mans 'butchered' is another mans 'bespoke'
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#9
"General Sparks" Wrote:One mans 'butchered' is another mans 'bespoke'

Would this be the 'custom' made one we adapted for use with a dremel?
2010 Canyon Aeroad 9.0 SL
2014 Specialized Epic Marathon
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#10
"treaclesponge" Wrote:Would this be the 'custom' made one we adapted for use with a dremel?

Yep.

Much in a similar vein to the custom fabricated handbrake cable we fitted to my car.
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