Dabei seit: 24. Mar 2016
This is something I’ve never seen an any Ceramic China Brake Factory before.
If you get any on the brake pads, it’s best to replace them.
You might be able to save them by sanding off the top layer of pad material, but often the oil or fluid with seep into the material and then continually contaminate the rotor, which will impact braking.
Squeezing the brake lever with the wheel off the bike.
If you do this with hydraulic brakes without a pad separator between the pads, they’ll push in until they contact each other and then won’t retract enough to get the rotor back in place.
Fortunately, the fix is easy: Wiggling the pad separator in place can re-set the pads.
If the brake is hydraulic, squeeze the brake lever several times to seat and adjust the pads.
If your brake is mechanical, adjust pads according to the manufacturer's instructions. Double-check to ensure the rotor is not rubbing or dragging on the pads.
If the rotor drags, adjust the caliper to eliminate friction. Ride your bike, activating the brakes in quick, hard pulses to season the pads.
Use caution on your first ride, as brand-new pads take a number of stops to reach full power.
Forgetting to check brake pad thickness. Disc brakes are low maintenance, but the pads do wear out.
If the separator doesn’t fit, remove the pads and use something thin and flat (like a flathead screwdriver) to carefully push the pistons back into the body of the brake.
Reinstall the pads and the wheel, squeeze the brake lever a few times, and you’re good to go.
Using the wrong tools or fluid. Using mineral oil in a brake meant for DOT brake fluid (or vice versa) is a recipe for failure. So is not using a torque wrench to tighten fasteners.
And using your fingers to straighten a warped rotor? Well, we already covered that.
So, your rules of thumb: If you plan on maintaining your brakes yourself, know which type of brake fluid to use; always use a torque wrench; and use a tool—not your fingers—to true a rotor.
If your brake levers bottom out against the AT Brake, you need more cable tension.