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    Keeping pads in when wheel is removed...?

    This has probably been asked before, I had a quick manual search, and used the search function (but didn't really know what term to search under).

    When removing front wheel to put bike in back of car/vehicle, what do you use to stop the disc pads being pushed out, if the lever is accidently squeezed?

    I can make up a little plastic blank to fit in between the pads but wondered if others had a cool/simple solution.

    Sorry if this is a common question.

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    Some bike shops will give you one for free. When bikes arrive in the box they have spacers installed. So a LBS might have a box full of spacers.
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    yup hit up your lbs. mine gave me two when i bought the bike

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    ^^what they said. I worked in a shop for years and we always kept plenty of spare on hand.
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    if they don't have any, toilet shims are little plastic wedges that would do a great job.

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    Thanks for the replies.
    Good info!
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    www.lighttouchchiropractic.com.au Manly Sydney

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    Or folded Business cards, or whatever fits.
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