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Old 08-15-07, 11:44 PM   #1
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Help - Rear hyrdo brakes drag

I have hyrdos and I accidentally pulled the rear brake when the wheel was off. Now when I put the wheel on it doesn't spin freely but has major drag from the pads. What should I do?
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Old 08-16-07, 01:23 AM   #2
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Yeh this is a pain in the @rse.

What brakes do you have?

Get some business cards and slide them in either side of the pad and rotor while the wheel is in. Give the lever a good squeeze, then take out the cards and squeeze firmly. You may need to also re-center your caliper before you do this.

If that dosn't work, get a clean flat head screwdriver and with the wheel out push and pry the pads (which will push the pistons) back into the caliper.
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Old 08-16-07, 04:12 AM   #3
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I've done this so many freakin times on bikes that I've built for the bike shop I work at. basically, just stick a flathead in there and pry em back. It can do it in a minute or two now.
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