- Before you start, you will need a size 5 allen wrench and needle nose pliers.
- Locate the brake pads near the bottom left of your bike.
- After this, you will need to remove the brake caliper from the frame. In order to do this, you will have to remove the two bolts that are pictured here.
- After the bolts and caliper are removed then you will need to remove the pin holding the brake pads in place. This can be done by simply bending the end of the pin straight and pulling it out.
- The next step will be to remove the brake pads. To do this, just push the pads out through the bottom like so.
- Once the pads are removed you can then replace them with the new ones. Make sure not to touch the pad material with your fingers as the oil from your hands may cause the brakes to squeak!
- After the new pads are in the holder, you can then slide them back into the brake caliper and replace the pin. Please note that you will have to bend the pin back. Once the pin is replaced just reinstall the brake caliper via the two bolts to the appropriate torque for your bike so that it looks like the photo below and you should be good to go!
- Lastly, to adjust the brakes after you are finished you may need to loosen up the bolt indicated in the photo and lift up on the caliper while at the same time pulling the cable down as shown below. After this just tighten the bolt back down on the cable!
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