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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-28-2005, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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problem with brakes

I just had the front wheel assembly stolen from my bike, and while getting it towed and put into my garage the brake calipers are now touching each other. That some how someone hit the brake lines while there was no brake roor in between them. I wanted to know what shall do to get them apart? I just ordered and wheel and don't what the brakes to be a prob. thanks
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-28-2005, 02:56 PM
 
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If you mean the brake pads on a single caliper have pressed against each other, you can just pry them apart with a bar, screwdriver etc.. The rotor usually keeps them spaced apart, that is why you can hear a slight drag if you spin the wheel when it is on a stand.
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Be careful with prying...you don't want to chip your pads.
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Put a terry cloth or some cleaning cloth between the pads and the flathead. Don't worry, its no big deal.
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Yup, pry them apart. You might even get away with using just your hands. I've done it on my car. You can push on one side at a time.
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thanks for great advice guys, it worked like a charm. : )
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