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Front Caliper Clearance - September 22, 2009, 12:53 PM

So, my front calipers rub a bit...

If I take something and wedge them apart, so the pads are off the rotor, then it's pretty much ok.

But soon as I press the brake, it's back to rubbing. And you can actually feel the resistance when you try to roll the bike.

Anyone else dealt with this before?

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Yes.
Prob a bit of dirt or corrosion on the caliper pistons.


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September 22, 2009, 01:06 PM

not familiar with that bike but sometimes the wheel spacers are slightly different left to right, if they were switched on accident it would cause some clearance issues, but Steve is more likely correct, clean the pistons up
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If you can not feel the resistance when you ride the bike I would not worry about it too much. Also if the caliper is not excessively hot after a ride then they are not rubbing bad at all. Everything will correct itself if this is the case.


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It sort of 'goes away' after a ride, but not 100% (almost gone).

After the bike sits there is a lot of friction.

It just weirds me out that the pads are always in contact with the rotors.

I'll check how hot the rotors get next time I go out.

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It sort of 'goes away' after a ride, but not 100% (almost gone).

After the bike sits there is a lot of friction.

It just weirds me out that the pads are always in contact with the rotors.

I'll check how hot the rotors get next time I go out.

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The pads are supposed to rest lightly on the rotors all the time.
Otherwise you'd have to pump the brake lever each time.
But they shouldn't make the wheel hard to turn.


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I'll check how hot the rotors get next time I go out. -scheherazade
DO NOT....I REPEAT, DO NOT touch the either of the rotors after riding. Take if from someone who knows first hand, them bitches get H-A-W-T!!!


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