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  • Back disc brake catching

     nickolarse74 updated 11 years, 2 months ago 4 Members · 4 Posts
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  • Chris

    6 November 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Had a puncture whilst out last sunday, since putting the wheel back on the back brakes are catching.

    Is there something i can do to cure this, its really irritating me now..!!


  • Gunner

    6 November 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Did you do the quick release up far too tight.

    Sometimes that can pull the forks or stays in slightly enough to cause a slight rub, try just loosening the Q/R a turn or two and see what effect tat has. 😉

  • tomlevell

    8 November 2009 at 8:37 am

    Take the wheel out. Prise the pads apart in the caliper with something stiff and non metallic. (ok I always use a screwdriver but you shouldn’t) then put the wheel back in and pump the brake lever to reset the pads. It’s possible you caught the lever with the wheel out.

    Failing that you may have to realign the caliper by undoing the bolts and centering the caliper on the disk.

    Or your disk might be bent. Depends what’s rubbing. 2 adjustable spanners to tweak the disk where it’s bent.

  • nickolarse74

    10 November 2009 at 11:32 pm

    My avid juicy’s need zeroing every time you take either wheel out. Fairly frustrating when you’re in a hurry, but once yr used to it, the job becomes second nature. If you have the same brakes go on the avid website. Once you find a 5mm Allen key it’s fairly easy to do.

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