Well... last night I was looking around on my Panasonic. I haven't ridden it, or anything, much lately. No particular reason, and I really should. But, anyways. I was checking the brakes and noticed that my back brake wasn't working. Check the cable and lever, fine. Check the caliper, it wouldn't spring back. Wonderful. Well... I'm lucky enough to have GPX calipers (thanks to a Mr. Robbietunes), and me being the enterprising type when it comes to pulling stuff apart, I grab a Y-wrench and an adjustable and get to work. I pull it apart quite easily. There's a lot of parts in this one little brake.
Well... I clean it all up, figuring that there was just too much friction for the springs to overcome. Well, got it all nice and cleaned up, left some grease on the pivot points and started to put it back together. Get it put back together and... it springs in reverse. So I pulled it apart again. Checked. It all over again, and put it back together again... Same deal, except this time it's not springing as strong as it was. So I got frustrated and put it aside.
This morning I tried it again. For a few seconds I had it. I tried tightening it a different way this time and it was springing like brand new. Only problem was that it wasn't sealed like it should be, not all of it was tight enough. Wonderful. So I keep tightening... and same deal as last night.
So I'm stumped.
I don't know what to do. Has anyone else taken one of these or the Superbe Pro hidden spring calipers apart before and had success putting it back together? Cause if not, I'm beginning to thing this was just a product that once it went out it wasn't fixable cause something happens to the springs... or something. I don't know.
Can anyone help?