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There is a trick: The pads need some "persuasion" to get past the spring clip. Here is a side view of the pads and the spring clip showing how the pads nest within the steel clip. This should make obvious why a little force is required to get the pads to move fully into the caliper. After much frustration, I finally looked at the pad and the clip in ...


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Another possibility is that you have stripped the bolt. I would douse it with oil or liquid wrench, stick a screwdriver in the gap to hopefully get the bolt to bite on the next thread. Go slow. Aluminum strips easily if overheated.


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Some of the answer depends on what kind of riding and how much riding you do and how much money you want to spend. As a previous responder indicated some of the stock factory wheelsets are fairly inexpensive. Check Nashbar and elsewhere on the Web. But if you want to buy some time replace the spoke and put some liquid wrench on the spoke nipples and wait ...



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