I have a friend with a set of hayes nines that have been nothing but a pain in the butt. First off they were rubbing bad and even after you shimmed the pads apart they would go right back to rubbing so I decided to go ahead and bleed them. Some how that worked for awhile but then it was back to where we started. The bike was a 2002 which had been ridden all year around on roads with lots of salt so I thought it would not be a bad idea to rebuild them and they definitely needed it. The seals were all pitted and after i replaced them along with pistons the breaks are allot better but they still rub and i cant seem to get the front brake to have an even lever feel as the rear (front pulls closer to the bar than rear). the only thing that I could think of is that the brake tabs need to be faced (I can get the pads to have good clearance when I am just holding the caliper with out it tightened down but when I tighten it down it rubs on one corner). I just can't figure out why this specific set of brakes gives me so much grief when i have adjusted juicy 7,3,5 and other sets of the nines without problems?