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Old 10-21-05, 09:26 PM   #1
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The Rotor Doesn't Fit ?

I'm fairly new to bike repair and I just tried to change my disc brake pads. (I have Hayes Nines)...... At first they wouldn't fit at all (I ran the last pad down to metal) Then I took a butter knife and pryed the pistons apart. The pads are now in.... but the new rotors will not fit without slamming the wheel into place. Even when the wheel is finally in place -- it will not turn because there's no space between the rotor and the pads. Please can somebody help me -- I haven't got to ride my rig in a month and I would love to smoke one and do some urban riding tonight undefined. Also I have a big ride planned for tomorrow and there's no shops open on Sat in KNOX...TN.

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Old 10-21-05, 09:30 PM   #2
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um, adjust the pads. i am no bike expert at all, but i think that should do it.
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Old 10-21-05, 09:34 PM   #3
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There's no adjusting Hayes Nine's........That is why my next set will be a pair of Avid Juicy 7's.
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Old 10-21-05, 09:35 PM   #4
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There's no adjusting Hayes Nine's........That is why my next set will be a pair of Avid Juicy 7's.
well, i gave it a shot
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Yes you didn't and I thank you for that............. Actually it just sparked a search for some Avids on ebay
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[QUOTE=Jaybirdp]Also I have a big ride planned for tomorrow and there's no shops open on Sat in KNOX...TN. QUOTE]

Tennessee is gonna come home like a whipped puppy tomorrow night! Believe that. Dude Knoxville is a decent size town, there will be a bike shop open tomorrow somewhere in that town.
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Hell ya Roll Tide!!!!! I'm actually from Gadsden, Al .... So I'm bama all the way the only thing that keeps me here is the riding and my job.
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You're right...... I just found Harpers bike shop on the web and they're open tomorrow. cool and Roll Tide......

P.S. I think Tennessee is gonna come home like a whipped puppy for the rest of the year!
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hahaha, Good luck tomorrow, I gotta work Saturday but I will be riding Sunday afternoon.
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There's no adjusting Hayes Nine's........That is why my next set will be a pair of Avid Juicy 7's.
yes there is.remove the pads, then push the pistons back in all the way with a small wrench , then reinstall the pads, then pump your brakes with something thin like a razor blade or business card between the rotors and pads. this should set them to juuuuuust right. you may need to loosen the housing before you squeeze the lever to line everything back up. remember there is a break in period for the new pads.
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Old 10-22-05, 08:32 AM   #11
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pull the pads out and use a 10mm hex wrench to push the pistons back in on both sides.
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pull the pads out and use a 10mm hex wrench to push the pistons back in on both sides.
Why would the size matter

I would use a tire lever as the pistons are ceramic and you face the risk of chipping or cracking them.
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Why would the size matter

I would use a tire lever as the pistons are ceramic and you face the risk of chipping or cracking them.
10mm is what hayes recommends. It fits on the outer part of the caliper perfectly and doesn't come close to damaging the nipple. Works like a charm. Or at least it used to, I don't ride hayes anymore.
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