Changing the brake pads on a cycle

Some notes on replacing the brake pads:

  • Before starting the repair, switch to the highest gear to get the chain in a favourable position for removing the tires.
  • There is an easy way to get the tires out if you push back the chain holder on the back tire.
  • On the front wheel, be sure to remove the cable of the dynamo by removing the cap on the wires.
  • Before putting the new brake pads in, push the cylinders inside the casing in to make space for the pads. Otherwise it will be hard to get them in.
  • Don’t use the brake while repearing to avoid getting the cylinders stuck.
  • The brakes will not work after changing, use the breaking handle a few times until there is some resistance. DO NOT get on the bike before that, you will hurt yourself!