Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    a badass heeb on wheels hebrew_rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Santa Cruz, California
    My Bikes
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Posts
    219
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    shimano deore disk brake rubbing

    my new shimano front disk brake is rubbing and i've tried everything. i've tried setting the front wheel straighter, repositioning the disk itself, EVERYTHING! any ideas?
    The kosher ride is the best ride

    Just Tea
    Eat beef, eat kosher
    Love, Peace, and Matzos Ball Soup!

  2. #2
    NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS! a2psyklnut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
    My Bikes
    Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
    Posts
    7,965
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Loosen the bolts holding the caliper just a little. Spin the wheel, where it rubs, move the caliper. Retighten the bolts.

    O.k., this seems like a no-brainer, but no matter how well I adjust my calipers, I always spin the wheel a couple of times to make sure it runs drag free. I "fine tune" before I torque the bolts.
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
    "Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger

  3. #3
    Senior Member royalflash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Munich
    My Bikes
    Lemond Alpe d´Huez, Scott Sub 10, homemade mtb, Radlbauer adler (old city bike), Dahon impulse (folder with 20 inch wheels), haibike eq xduro
    Posts
    1,372
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You could also try releasing the quick release bolt holding the wheel on and then retighten the bolt while squeezing the brake.

    if that doesnt work and assuming you have the mechanical dics then just loosen the caliper mounting bolts- put a thick piece of paper between the pad furthest from the wheel and the disk. Then tighten the pad adjustment screw. Then retighten the caliper mounting bolts. Then remove the paper and loosen off the pad ajustment screw until the brake does not drag.

    The following service instructions may help:

    http://www.shimano-europe.com/cyclin...-BRM515-En.pdf

    If you have the hydraulic brakes then look at the Shimano site for the corresponding adjustment instructions
    only the dead have seen the end of mass motorized stupidity

    Plato

    (well if he was alive today he would have written it)

  4. #4
    Senior Member mtbikerinpa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    PA
    My Bikes
    92 Giant Sedona ATX Custom
    Posts
    1,672
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sometimes on the Deore Hydros(like I have) the pad spring can weaken. When you take the pads out it looks a lot like a fork, spread it to a minor degree(like milimeters) then put it back together. The extra spring force will make the pads spread apart a little farther. Do this with caution, because at the same time, doing it too much can make the pads spring out too far and not engage within the stroke of the lever.
    Aviation Mechanic, Bike racer, Fitness Equipment Restorer

    http://pedalmybike.com/userTrackies/myTrackie4758.jpg[/url]

  5. #5
    biketilldeath snoopz666's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    now residing in kamloops
    My Bikes
    2005 Norco Aline:D
    Posts
    498
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    if its mechanical... buy an avid

  6. #6
    Bicycle Rider & Mechanic Trekbikedude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Delaware
    My Bikes
    Superlight, Dragon Team, Eclipse, Om Flyer
    Posts
    686
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Make sure the disc is not bent

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •