Tip & How-To about Schwinn Ic Pro Indoor Cycle

Indoor Cycle Felt Brake Pad Restoration

Tools Needed: Clean, hard bristle wire brush, 4mm Allen wrench, and Silicone spray lube.
Replacing the brake pads on your Schwinn Indoor Cycle due to a loud squealing is not the only solution. You can bring that old pad back to life as long as it has a good thick felt that doesn't crumble off during the restoration process.
If the pads must be replaced, the following process will also prolong the life of the new pads.
Remove and inspect the pads. If the pads still have plenty of felt, the squealing is probably due to hardening or glazing of the felt pads.
End that annoying squeal by roughing up the felt pad with a clean, hard bristle wire brush. Once the felt has been roughed up, trim any excess felt from around the edges and saturate the felt with silicone spray.
Re-install the pads and you are back in business!

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replace brake pads

tools needed adjustable wrench, 10mm wrench or 6mm allen wrench. Loosen the fastener on the back of the brake pad. remove it then replace with a new one. Making sure that as you tighten the fastener back you are holding the working surface of the brake pad on the side of the wheel. Pay close attention that the brake pad doesn't touch the tire when the lever is pulled.

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how to change the break pads for ford focus 2004

The following is from a tip I have posted for all cars but will work for yours, for removing the caliper bolt, a 7mm Allen wrench should be needed.
First Here is a list of what you will need. This list mainly applies to disc brakes but I have included a link for how to replace drum brakes with graphic images. All parts can be purchased from an auto parts or hardware store.
  • New Brake Pads
  • C-Clamp
  • Small amount of Brake/Caliper Grease (usually comes in a small packet)
  • A can of Brake Cleaner
  • Car-jack and lug wrench
  • A small bungee cord
  • Wrench/Socket/Allen Wrench (depending on your car)
  • A hammer (mainly for drum brakes)
  1. Lossen the lug nuts.
  2. Jack up the vehicle.
  3. Remove the tire from the vehicle.
  4. Use the brake cleaner to spray the brake pads and disc taking care not to spray plastic parts on the vehicle. This is done to partly protect yourself from the brake dust and to also clean everything and help remove rust.
  5. The following steps are for disc brakes, for drum brakes skip to step 15.
  6. Next, remove the caliper bolts, the heads will be located on the inside side of the caliper, the wrench needed will vary base on vehicle make and model.
  7. Slide the caliper and brake pads off of the disc.
  8. Remove the outer brake pad.
  9. The bungee cord may be used to keep the caliper from hanging freely. Do not allow the brake line to be bent or hold the caliper itself.
  10. Use the C-Clamp to slowly depress the inner brake pad as far as it can go. If any brake fluid leaks out of the reservoir, it may need to be replaced once brakes are replaced. Make sure to press the brake pedal several times between each tire having brakes replaced to help keep brake fluid from leaking. Some brake fluid may be siphoned beforehand to prevent loosing any fluid.
  11. If the disc is to be replaced, do so now, spray the new disc with brake cleaner to remove any residue. The disc should be replaced if grooves or chips are found on it, or if it is outside of thickness specifications of the manufacturer.
  12. Grease the caliper bolts.
  13. Put the new brake pads on the caliper and slide the brake pads and caliper back onto the disc and insert the bolts.
  14. Skip to Step 18 for disc brakes.
  15. For drum brakes, use the hammer, brake cleaner, and possibly a pry bar to remove the drum which should slide directly off.
  16. Use the brake cleaner to spray the brake pads and other parts within the drum to clean and prevent dust from being breathed in.
  17. Use the following link for better information on how to replace drum brakeshttp://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-rear-brake-shoes-and-drums
  18. Mount the tire, bolt on the lug nuts, and remove the jack.
  19. Press the brake a few times and clean up.
Congrats on replacing the brake pads on your vehicle.

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The pins (slides) are corroded, you need to clean them up. Use Liquid wrench or some such to loosen things up, then have at 'em with fine sand or emery paper. When everything is nice and bright and shiny, brake- lube the slides, reassemble. Take your honey out for a root beer.

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