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Old 02-01-11, 08:52 AM   #1
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Constant brake rubbing

I think my bike has Avid Juicy 7 Hydraulic brakes.

I don't abuse my bike. It hasn't even seen any offroad action in months. Lately I've been just riding it around on errands and converting it for camping and a tour next summer. With the snow around here I've been riding it extra carefully and not even getting to go fast.
But the brakes constantly need attention. This is my first bike with hydraulic brakes. My wheels are true and nothing seems bent. What happens is I hear them rubbing so I adjust them or bring them in to the shop, then they don't rub for a couple of days, then they start rubbing again. Am I missing something very simple here maybe? When I just stopped adjusting them they get so bad I can feel it.
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Old 03-06-11, 06:13 PM   #2
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loosen the caliper bolts slightly (the bolts holding the caliper to the fork) ,then press the lever and hold tight,and tighten the bolts. this will align the caliper. hope this helps
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Does it rub all the time, or like once every revolution of the wheel? If it's all the time. the piston may be sticking in the caliper, and not releasing all the way. Riding in snow or salt will not help the situation! If it's every revolution, it's a warped rotor, and can be fixed by hand.,,,,BD

Orrrr. While it was at the shop some unknowing person grabbed the brake lever while the wheel was off. A huge no no. This sets the pads further in. Although most times this happens, the wheel cannot even be reinstalled...
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Old 03-06-11, 11:17 PM   #4
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>cough< Hayes >cough<


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