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Hey I am having a hard time getting my front wheel back on. It seems that the disc doesn't want to go back between the caliper pads...how do you do it?
 

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Spread them with a screw driver.

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k i got the disc in between the pad but now i cannot cannot cannot get the axel bolts to thread on. helpful hints will prevent me from self destructing.
 
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ah ha! i got it. damn i never knew it was possible to get so mad at an axel :S
 

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The degree of difficulty associated with understanding any mechanical assembly is directly inversely proportionall to the weight of grey matter applied to the task.

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If you are going to use a screwdriver to pry the pads, pry betweem the caliper and the backing plate on the inside pad. If you pry the pads apart you run a good chance of chewing up the braking surface.

I use a 6" "C" clamp to push the pistons in SLOWLY. I have also used a large pair of pliers.
 

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Read the guy's post. His caliper is on the fork, he just pulled the wheel out and there is only a small slit between the pads. How do you propose to get a C clamp in there?

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Isn't it easier just to take the caliper off? Then refit the wheel, then refit the caliper.
 
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