I have a re-occuring issue involving the front brake on 3 different bikes now and can't figure out what is causing it or a definite way to fix it.
To transport my bike(s) I take off the front tire and lay it in the trunk, disc side up.
I put the rest of the bike in the back seat area...it has plenty of room....it bumps around a bit getting it in there...but no certainly no worse of a beating than it would take on a trail.
Then, when I get to my destination, I take my bike out, go to put the front tire in the forks and find that I can't get the front tire to go in because the distance between the brake pads have narrowed substantially and not enough room for the disc rotor to fit between. I don't know what is causing this!
With 2 of the bikes that use cables/mechanical disc brakes I had been able to pump the brake a few times and/or jiggle things around and it seems to get back to normal. One time I adjusted the cable to compensate.
But today, with a different bike that has hydraulic juicy 5 brakes......same thing. Went to go put the tire in and initially couldn't get it in due to the brake pads. I finally jiggled it in there.....but it was tight and the tire would not spin freely. I rode on it, thinking it would eventually work itself back....but it never really did.
Anyone know what could be causing this (in laymens terms please) and what I can do to adjust that when it happens?