Hydrolic Brake Pads To Close


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    • #121631

      I have Avid Elixar 3 brakes and when I had the wheel off The brakes were pressed and now the pads are set to close together to ride it is like the brakes are pressed I tried to pry them apart with a screw driver but that did not seem to work what should I do they worked perfect before I accidentally pressed the lever with wheel off.

      Thanks for any help

    • #121632

      This is what I do: take the pads out. This way you can see the pistons. Use a tire lever – it is curved and plastic, both less likely to mar up the pistons than a screwdriver. Now push with a fair amount of force til they are fully flush with the rest of the caliper.

    • #121633

      thanks I will give it a try

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