So I got on my bike today to go to the library on campus, and when I got to the rack, I pull the rear lever only to have it do nothing. Luckily, I didn't have too much speed and just hit the bike rack and looked really stupid.
I hop off and bam, there's my rear brake caliper just hanging, off of the disk. Both bolts that connect it to the other part, were gone.
1. My rear brake caliper is now closed.
2. Why would someone do this?
I find it highly unlikely that both bolts came off, and at that, would the rear caliper have come off the disk, that easily?
Main question is, why wouldn't someone just have popped the caliper from the line and take it? Or is it more difficult than that?