Join Date: May 2012
Location: St. Augustine, Florida
I have a question for y'all about dragging brakes. What does that feel like exactly? My bike felt kind of funny when I pull the front brake lever like maybe the pads were catching on a spot on the rotor. When I spin the front wheel with the bike on the center stand it sounds like it is rubbing, but it doesn't seem to slow the wheel a whole lot. In the Clymer manual it says that the pads should be touching the rotor so I'm not sure how it would not make a rubbing sound in that case.
At any rate, today I pulled both of the calipers and checked the pad thickness, I'm still good there. Also checked the rotor thickness and it is fine. I tried to check the run out on the rotor but I need to find some way to properly anchor my dial indicator to get an accurate measure, but I think it is fine. I also pulled the wheel and greased the axle and made sure it was torqued correctly. Anything else I should check? The lever doesn't feel spongy and has good pressure and it stops good. When I went riding after all of that it didn't feel like it was doing it anymore so maybe the lubing was all I needed.
Leave it to me to NOT be fond of something then end up banging it.