What’s the trick for expanding the springs to reach?
Put the brake shoes together (like they are in this picture) but then angle them so they're like in a V (closing the gap between the spring holes). Then pop the spring in and push the shoes flat
^this. and you can pry with stuff. it's a chore even once you get the hang of it, but it gets easier. Putting em in a V like a taco you can get the 2 sides started and pry it flat spreads em in place.
Such a pain in the ass. I usually use the softer stock spring that was already on the bike when I replace pads like these because it's just easier and they have plenty of return still
Thanks for the info guys. I had already done the rear and reused old spring but it was kind of worn out.
The taco method sounds great but the circle type really limits any folding where it’s around the post.
Sounds like Manhandling is the way to go!
I didn’t know if there was a tool that made this a piece of cake.
Thanks again guys!
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