Disc brake pad retaining pin

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  • Disc brake pad retaining pin
  • I’ve lost the pin that screws through calliper and pads on my Formula K18s, probably as a result of losing the C-retainer at some point. The replacements are ridiculously dear – any know of a cheap alternative please, either a supplier that knocks up these parts, or an alternative screw system that will do the same job? Thanks


    A piece of bent copper wire.

    I’ve used it on Formula Oro for years.

    IMG_1572 by SGMTB, on Flickr

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    I use a bent nail on my K18’s, similar to the arrangement shown above. No problems…just not pretty.


    i used a needle on mine – again not pretty but it works

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    You can buy split pins from most hardware stores or Halfords in a variety of thicknesses.

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    My current stop gap solution for an old LX caliper is a spare spoke popped through the hole, bent over and clipped off, this stop gap has been in place well over a year and several sets of pads… I don’t think I’m going to go looking for a “Proper” pin to replace it really..

    Thanks everyone – good tips.

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