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    help, please

    Hello
    I have a set of juicy 5s and I just changed my rear pads. After I installed the new pads, they are close together and I can't fit my rotor between it. How can I easily fix this
    Thanks

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    very carefullly insert the flat screwdriver, or something similar, to spread the pads apart. that should do it, unless there's something else goin on
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    Put your old pads in and use a screwdriver or whatever to push pistons all the way back before installing new pads again.

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    ok, tried to take the new pads off but can't. I think they are too close together for them to pop off. I carefully tried using a screwdriver as well but am hesitant to use much strength so as to damage the new pads...
    Any other suggestions?

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    are/were the new pads properly seated on the pistons? other than that i'm at a loss since i have their BB7 mechs rather than hydros
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    I just told you to use old pads for safe, chances are you're not gonna break the friction material. I've used screwdriver on my pads a lot of times they're still fine. If you're still worried, you can try jamming a knife in there to protect the friction material.

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    now that I have the new pads on, I can't get them off to put the old ones on to spread them apart. I guess there is no space for it to come off of the piston... I will try spreading again using a knife...

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    Thanks all for your help. I managed to correct everything with some patience, a butter knife and some elbow grease.

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