Ok, i've stuffed up my hydruallic brakes...any help?
Well i just took the front wheel out to change the tyre and i put it back in and now the front disc is rubbing and the lever is WAAYY to 'tight'. Whats happened?
I also accidently squeezed the lever when the rotor was not in, but the pads returned to there normal position, but i think this has something to do with it....?
How do i get the brake to 'back off' a bit and stop rubbing? (yes its in correctly, i've mounted it about 5 times now.), also how do you back off the lever so its like it was when it came stock (not too tight?).
I'm going on an XC ride tommorow and i really would love to get this sorted out ASAP, the bike is rideable but its only about 3 - 4 days old so i'm not too impressed i've stuffed up the brakes!
take wheel out, stick flathead screwdriver between pads, CARFULLY pry pads apart(untill they bottom out on the caliper body), put wheel in, loosen brake caliper mounting bolts, stick 2 buiness cards on either side of rotor, pull brake lever and hold, tighten caliper mounting bolts, release lever, take out buisness cards. Hopefully the caliper should be perfectly centered, if not fine tune it.
Thats what caused it all in the first place...silly me. The brakes are better now, the lever is loosining up and its not rubbing, should work out fine. But i still need to learn a bit more about these advanced so called Hydraullic brakes .