Garage Files: How To Regain That New Brake Feeling
be found at the local bike shop. Ask your favorite shop mechanic for one for your model of brake and add it to your toolbox.
22-With the brake applied, tighten the caliper mounting bolts. It’s helpful to alternate between the two bolts as you’re tightening them. Tighten the first bolt about halfway, then the other, then finish torquing the first, then the second. This prevents the caliper from moving while the bolts are being tightened.
23-If the squeeze-and-tighten method doesn’t work, use the window on top of the brake to check the alignment of the brake and the trueness of the rotors. You should be able to see a bit of daylight between both sides of the rotor and the pads. Spin the wheel to ensure this is true all the way around the rotor.
24-If your rotor is slightly off—and most are—you can use a rotor truing tool, like this one from Wolf Tooth Components, to bring it back to true. Gently work the rotor in the direction it needs to go. This can also be done with a small crescent wrench—just be sure it’s free of contaminants before throwing it on the rotor.
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