Somehow while putting my rear wheel on I knocked the inboard pad. I have never changed pads, so I was learning on the fly at the trailhead. I pushed both pads back in with the proper "pad spring clip" that keeps them spread apart, but I lost the silver "pad retaining clip" on top of the pads. I didn't realize it until later and can't find it. Do I really need it? Is it just an extra backup to keep the pads from coming out. The pads seem to be staying in and functioning fine. This is on newer Avid BB7 - Black body marked "July 07" on the body. I have some older gray ones that don't have the window opening on top looking down into the pads, so I can't see the silver clip I lost on the older ones.
This is the clip I'm talking about. On picture #10 on page 34 here:
Thanks for any advice.
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