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post #1 of 4 Old 08-22-2018, 01:56 AM Thread Starter
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Rear Brake Locking?

I've changed out my tire, and rear brake pads. Now it seems the brake is locked up. The foot pedal seems responsive. Taking the caliper off I can press the break pedal and see the caliper push out. A c-clamp collapses the caliper just fine. But the bike won't roll, I've ridden it a block, it gets mighty hot, bike isn't coasting at all. What is going wrong with my re-assembly. I've got it close to right, the caliper slips on over the rotor just fine.

I couldn't find any other posts covering this, but I am a newb, not great at finding stuff here, sorry!
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-22-2018, 09:51 AM
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Make sure it's the brake hanging up; do you have all the wheel spacers in correctly? take the brake caliper off and spin the rear wheel with the tire off the ground.....what happens? If it IS the brake and the piston is moving freely, check the slide pins for wear and clean and lube them (caliper grease ONLY)

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-22-2018, 11:08 AM
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Is the rotor warped?

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post #4 of 4 Old 08-23-2018, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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Make sure it's the brake hanging up; do you have all the wheel spacers in correctly? take the brake caliper off and spin the rear wheel with the tire off the ground.....what happens? If it IS the brake and the piston is moving freely, check the slide pins for wear and clean and lube them (caliper grease ONLY)
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Dave & Shaky6, thanks for the intel. The rotor wasn't warped, the wheel spun free, even the caliper pins allowed for easy sliding, but. . .the spring that holds the inside break shoe aligned with the mounting plate wasn't installed correctly. I couldn't reproduce what it was doing wrong, but once it popped into place, and the shoe finally settled in properly, it all worked perfectly. Thanks again for helping me get my head in the game!

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