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Old 01-06-08, 06:09 PM   #1
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Brakes seized because of old man winter

I built up a winter road bike a couple of months ago and have been using it for commuting ever since without any problems. A few days ago I went on an all day ride and afterwards took the bike to clean but found that the front caliper (105 sidepull) would not move on one side. I haven't had this problem before so I tried dismantling it to clean it but ended up stripping the hex bolt on the right (where the seizing is occurring). I've tried greasing it, WD40 and pounding it in anger to no avail. Any ideas?
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Fixed! Took apart the caliper from the center bolt and eventually loosened the side bolt (I'm thinking that I may have turned the bolt the wrong way overtightened the bolt originally and I may have been wrong about it being seized because of salt and sand).
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Fixed! Took apart the caliper from the center bolt and eventually loosened the side bolt (I'm thinking that I may have turned the bolt the wrong way overtightened the bolt originally and I may have been wrong about it being seized because of salt and sand).
The "side bolt" (the pivot bolt for holds the secondary arm) is threaded into the piece behind it and the nut on the outside of both is a lock nut. If you loosen that nut, you can adjust the movement of the arm and it's free play with the bolt and then tighten the locknut to hold the adjustment.
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