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 Post subject: Brake pad replacement
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:16 pm 
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I have just bought a 2008 Kona Cindercone on ebay which works fine but the brakes sounds a bit grindy, I have taken the wheels out and looked at the pads, The front look ok ish and the back look quite worn, I have decided to change both anyway, For some reason the bike has odd calipers fitted.
It has Tectro Draco caliper on the front & Hayes ryde on the rear.
I have changed pads on cars many times no problems ! On the bike is it just remove the pads and push back the cylinders and fit the replacements ?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:22 pm 
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Yep. I use an 11 or 12mm round end spanner to walk the pistons back.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:13 pm 
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The bike calipers don't have a dust/dirt boot on the pistons unlike the car calipers. I always very carefully clean my pistons before pushing them back in, just in case there is some gunge on the piston that gets caught under the seal.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:48 pm 
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^^^ good advice - a toothbrush be ideal for that.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:32 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Hi
I replaced the front pads today the tektro Draco one, Now the wheel rubs on the pads, I pushed the caliper back in using the old pads and a big flat bladed screw driver.
How can i stop the rubbing ?


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