A horrible grinding sound from behind me suggested it was time to replace the Tour Easy’s rear brake pads:
Yeah, about half of the “Wear Line” text remains visible; the actual line is long gone to dust.
The retaining pin in the lower pad is twisted forward:
The pad wore enough to let it scrape on the rim, which certainly can’t be good for it.
The new Kool-Stop KS-MTTSA pads tout their leading wedge’s suitability for scraping mud off the rims, which isn’t a problem with my use case:
The odometer reports 20873 miles since the last battery replacement fumble.
4 thoughts on “Tour Easy: Rear Brake Pads”
You’ve been using your brakes?!? COWARDICE!!!
“When you get in trouble, screw on more power!”
Words to live by, or, for us, to get into more trouble …
I bought a pair of the Shimano pads today and was surprised to find that the retaining pin is no longer included. But a bent paper clip works better anyway.
By now, the riders who installed their pads backwards are all dead: no need for pesky pins!
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