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.