Brake Pad Lubrication Guide (Single Pad)
Maintaining your indoor cycling bikes is critical if you want to prolong the life and
productivity of your product. Lubricating your brake pad is one of the easiest ways
you can assure your product remains like new. Sunny Health and Fitness created
this simple guide to help you lubricate your brake pad correctly. For any questions,
comments or concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You might need to lubricate your brake pad if:
• The resistance when pedaling is not smooth and tough to pedal
• Your flywheel is making a squeaky noise when you tighten the resistance
• You’ve owned the bike for more than 90 Days
You can either:
• Remove the brake pad completely and scrub away dirt and debris.
• Pour silicone-based oil on the wheel and pedal so your felt pad absorbs oil.
• Replace the brake pad (s) if your bike is more than 1-2 years old and the felt pad is very
You can choose to remove the brake pad completely to scrub away excess dirt
and debris OR you can simply use a silicone-based oil and apply it directly to your felt
pad. You can either apply the oil directly to the felt pad or apply it to the wheel.
Once you apply the silicone-based oil to the wheel, increase your resistance knob
so the felt pad touches the wheel and pedal forward so the pad soaks up the oil.
This guide covers removing the brake pad for the following bikes:
B1203, P8100, 1110S, 1712, 1421
These models can be lubricated without taking off the resistance knob:
B1423, B1001, 1421B
Your first step will be to unscrew the tension knob. It might look a little different depending on your model, but the screw is in the same place.
Remove your tension knob. If you don’t need to remove the tension knob, just skip to the next steps.
Removing the Felt Pad from the Bike
B1203,B1110S, 1421, P8100, 1712, 1423, B1001, 1421B
STEP 1: Remove the screws on the side of the felt pad with a screwdriver.
Remember: Righty Tighty — Lefty Loosey
STEP 2: Use your screwdriver and turn the nuts to the left.
STEP 3: You can use needle-nose pliers to hold the outer screw while you unscrew your nut.
STEP 4: Once loose enough, pull the screw out and remove your brake pad! You can now use a toothbrush to brush away any dirt or debris. You can also replace your pad with a new brake pad. Don’t forget to oil! Great job!
For more information, please view the video below:
(Note: The video shows dual brake pads but the lubrication process is the same.)
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