Rotor rubbing on Caliper housing?
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Crispy5449



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:29 am    Post subject: Rotor rubbing on Caliper housing? Reply with quote

My rear brake disc rubs on the brake housing, to the extent that it has worn a groove in the body of the brake (see pic). If it was rubbing on the other side I could just add shims to adjust the alignment, but as it is on the frame side, I would need to remove shims (which are not there) to make the same adjustment.

Or am I missing something?

Any ideas on how to sort this appreciated.

Cheers

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GOLDGPR



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cant see the picture. does the caliper not have adjustment to move across ??
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Dave F



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds to me like either the rotor is bent, your wheel bearings are gone or maybe the screws holding the caliper to the frame are loose?

Or, maybe you have the caliper too high or too low over the rotor? Can't see the photo either, so hard to say for sure....
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Filthy



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might need the disc mount facing... Local bike shop should be able to do it.
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Crispy5449



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not that I can see - just the two bolts that hold the cliper to the frame.

Direct link to the pic is here

Link to the install / maintenance guide for my brakes is here

I may just pull the lot apart tonight / tomorrow and clean it / make sure everything is working as it should then put it back together and see if it works - I usually find that's the best way to learn how something works Very Happy
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Dave F



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like you bolt the caliper to an adaptor for side screws onto the frame?

If so, have a look to see if you can adjust the fit between the caliper and the adaptor - maybe you can slide it round a bit. You could also shim one end of the adaptor to frame screws (this'll twist it round a bit) - bloody hard to describe this in writing Embarassed
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Filthy



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aha looked at pic... just slacken the bots off, grip the lever to align the caliper up then tighten the bolts without letting go.
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Crispy5449



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys, gonna have a play tonight. Just grabbed some new pads from my LBS as well, as may as well change them at the same time.
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Dave F



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Filthy, you have a better way with words than me - gave myself a headache trying to say what you did Embarassed Embarassed
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Crispy5449



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the lads in bed & the Mrs is out so I took the opportunity to bring the bike into the kitchen and get the tools out (I'm dead if she reads this Very Happy ).

You guys were spot on - all sorted within 5 mins so thanks very much. It's all so simple when you know how Wink
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