Tour Easy: Rear Brake Pads

A horrible grinding sound from behind me suggested it was time to replace the Tour Easy’s rear brake pads:

Tour Easy - worn rear pads - side
Tour Easy – worn rear pads – side

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:

Tour Easy - worn rear pads - face
Tour Easy – worn rear pads – face

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:

Tour Easy - Kool-Stop MTTSA pads - 20873 miles
Tour Easy – Kool-Stop MTTSA pads – 20873 miles

The odometer reports 20873 miles since the last battery replacement fumble.

4 thoughts on “Tour Easy: Rear Brake Pads

    1. “When you get in trouble, screw on more power!”

      Words to live by, or, for us, to get into more trouble

  1. 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.

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