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    The Uber Carnivore
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    Changing pads (Deore discs)

    Anyone done this before? I'm new to discs and will need to change the pads soon, so how's it done?

    Also, how do you know when to change the pads?

    Mucho gracias.

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    On the outside rear of the caliper (midway between barrel adjuster and calbe fixing bolt) you'll find out a bolt (allen 3mm head I think) with a snap ring on the opposite end (the inner side of the caliper). Just remove the snap ring, bring the bolt out and slide out the spring-pads combo. slide in the new set, replace the bolt again and replace the snap ring again. Is pretty straightforward and although you need tools, it's less tricky than with Avids.

    After that you may have to go thru the pads and caliper adjustment again. Just loosen the caliper fixing bolts a little (just enough for the caliper to move). Now you'll need a 0.20mm spacer (or feeler gauge) and insert it against the outside pad and the rotor. Now tighten the pad adjustment bolt on the inner side of the caliper until the pads hold firmly the gauge-rotor combo. Tighten the caliper fixing bolts to specified torque. Back the inner pad two clicks and remove the spacer. Just put the cable on and fix it as you already know.

    You're done.

    When to replace the pads??? When you have a thickness lower than 0.9mm of PAD MATERIAL NOT INCLUDING THE METAL BACK UP PLATE. Or when the wear indicators are shown and your brakes start squealing. Whichever comes first.

    You can download the full instructions for this brake at www.shimano.com and look for the USA page.
    Last edited by Warp; 06-04-2004 at 09:54 AM.
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