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Old 08-24-07, 10:55 PM   #1
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I think something is wrong with my brakes.

Well I took my 2008 GF Tassajara Disc on another ride around the neighborhood again, and when I was going down a light hill I started to hear some friction in my front wheel. I got home and checked it out and I saw that the brake pad was in contact with the disc even in its resting position. The brakes are hydraulic too if that helps. I think either the wheel and brakes got unaligned, or something is wrong with the hydraulics that it's keeping the pad pushed out
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Well I took my 2008 GF Tassajara Disc on another ride around the neighborhood again, and when I was going down a light hill I started to hear some friction in my front wheel. I got home and checked it out and I saw that the brake pad was in contact with the disc even in its resting position. The brakes are hydraulic too if that helps. I think either the wheel and brakes got unaligned, or something is wrong with the hydraulics that it's keeping the pad pushed out
Dude, that happens to me ALL the time. It's very common very the rotor to rub on the pads.
and just today i was hittin' some jumps and my rig seemed fine but then this ****** ran into my bike, he was blazin down some road and took a blind turn right into the spokes on my front rim. (Luckily they're not bent though). Then when i got home i looked at the bike to see what was causing a clinking noise on the front rim and i found out the the rotor was out of true - a 3-4 inch patch - while the rim was not. Then to my dismay i noticed that 3 of the 6 screws holding the rear rotor on......were missing and another was loose. NOT GOOD! so now before i ride the hell out of my bike in squamish, i have to have it serviced. At least it's under the warranty though, , hehe? not really......................................................
















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Old 08-25-07, 01:13 AM   #3
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I'm new, this is my first bike, and I got this 3 days ago. So bringing it in for service is the only thing i can do?
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I'm new, this is my first bike, and I got this 3 days ago. So bringing it in for service is the only thing i can do?
well it helps.......unless u wanna do it by yourself?
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Old 08-25-07, 01:31 AM   #5
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Well how would I do it by myself? BTW, all I did was ride my bike on the rode for 2 days, nothing like what happened to you

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Old 08-26-07, 05:18 PM   #6
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So I know what the problem is now. It's not that the wheel and brakes are unaligned, but one of the pads is sticking out like a millimeter more than it should be, causing it to be in contact with the disc. Is there anything I can do on my own to fix this?
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I usually loosen the caliper from the fork, frame, or adapter and shove business cards between the disc and the pads. Once the two bolts are loosened grab the brake lever and squeeze, while you are holding the brake lever tighten the bolts on the caliper and then release the lever. That usually takes care of my rubbing discs and is pretty easy. Good luck.
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I usually loosen the caliper from the fork, frame, or adapter and shove business cards between the disc and the pads. Once the two bolts are loosened grab the brake lever and squeeze, while you are holding the brake lever tighten the bolts on the caliper and then release the lever. That usually takes care of my rubbing discs and is pretty easy. Good luck.
Whoa, I'm a newb because I don't even know what the caliper is lol. Is there some tutorial somewhere
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Park Tool's website has a lot of information for fixing your bike. The caliper would be the device that holds the pads by the rotor.
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Old 08-26-07, 09:37 PM   #10
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http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/fix/
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just remove the wheel and squeeze the lever.

edit - i feel bad after posting this... but do it anyway and let us know how it turns out.
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Old 08-26-07, 09:57 PM   #12
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just remove the wheel and squeeze the lever.

edit - i feel bad after posting this... but do it anyway and let us know how it turns out.
I'm not dumb. Anyways, the disc and pad are barely in contact, should I just wait until the pad wears out enough?
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I'm not dumb. Anyways, the disc and pad are barely in contact, should I just wait until the pad wears out enough?
QUICK and easy FIX:

- Remove wheel
- Remove brake pads
- Using the closed (round) end of an open ended wrench, gently nudge the pistons apart
- Reinstall wheel and check for rubbing
- If still rubbing, start @ #1

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