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lewis850
post Dec 29 2011, 03:32 PM
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hi guys and gals, not been on in a while im sorry mellow.gif

anyway my question is this-

ive repaired a puncture on my back wheel all done now, just cant put the wheel back on ?

i think its the pads for the brake disc as they a "closed" fully, so the disc wont fit in between then

sorry as i cant describe it properly biggrin.gif

thanks in advance
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Mad Pierre
post Dec 29 2011, 04:19 PM
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QUOTE(lewis850 @ Dec 29 2011, 03:32 PM) *
hi guys and gals, not been on in a while im sorry mellow.gif

anyway my question is this-

ive repaired a puncture on my back wheel all done now, just cant put the wheel back on ?

i think its the pads for the brake disc as they a "closed" fully, so the disc wont fit in between then

sorry as i cant describe it properly biggrin.gif

thanks in advance
lewis


Push the pads back with a screw driver or similar.


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Weak Knees
post Dec 29 2011, 04:35 PM
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QUOTE(Mad Pierre @ Dec 29 2011, 04:19 PM) *
Push the pads back with a screw driver or similar.


Yep, sounds like the brake lever has been pulled when the wheel was off and closed the pads together.....

Gently use a flat screwdriver to ease the pads apart and push the pistons back enough to get your wheel back on


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lewis850
post Dec 29 2011, 06:12 PM
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ok thanks people wink.gif thought it was going to be harder than than worship.gif
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Gareth
post Dec 29 2011, 06:48 PM
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Although you have probably sorted this already. The old screwdriver trick can have problems:

The pads may be too close together to insert the tip of a screwdriver. If so the best thing to do is insert an old pair of worn pads so as not to damage the pad material. A big screwdriver can force the pistons to miss-align and even damage the piston itself if the pads require much force to reset. There is a tool for this job I treated myself to recently and it's superior to a screwdriver although something of a luxury, anyone know of a free alternative? XLC Hydraulic Brake Piston Press 2011 8.99 a bit cheaper than the Park one but just as good.


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voodoo baby
post Jan 1 2012, 07:39 PM
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have you tried shouting at them? rolleyes.gif
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post Jan 1 2012, 09:01 PM
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Wow, thats the first time iv seen someone reply to there own question disgusted.gif
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voodoo baby
post Jan 1 2012, 09:20 PM
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[quote name='Ian123' date='Jan 1 2012, 09:01 PM' post='183150']
Wow, thats the first time iv seen someone reply to there own question disgusted.gif
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