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Old 05-30-2016, 12:57 PM   #1
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Brake service pictures

Took a minute to shoot some pictures of just general service unrelated to bleeding caliper/lines . Pads wear creating dust that builds up on caliper pistons . When this gets to much pistons dont return back in the seal / caliper .
That makes for more pad wear , worn rotors , lost acceleration , difficult to roll
a bike around under your own power . I detected a very slight pulse after a 1600 mile ride with 50 of it in a driving rain . I discovered a lightly damaged pad from sand/small stone or road debris . A Old tooth brush , compressed air,
high loop count towel , and glass cleaner work well . You can use brake clean but over time your calipers will fade . Just remove the pads , and clean everything with the brush . If you dont have a compressor a can of DUST OFF will work from office depot .Exercise the pistons in with your thumb or a wood dowel . you can resurface pads lightly on a true flat surface to remove imperfections like the damage on my pad . In the pictures following you can see clean / dirty . Tip dont squeeze lever whit pads out / not on the rotor , and before you ride after reassembly pull brake lever till firm again as pistons have to move back outwards to contact pad/rotor surfaces .

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Your "dirty" caliper looks like my "clean" caliper...
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