Here I need some advice from experienced people. Here is the story:
I was trying to change the brake fluid and noticed that the right caliper was stuck. (I 've never ridden this bike yet, and apparently she was sitting for a long time)
I took the caliper apart - the pistons were stuck, I took them out, cleaned them and polished with fine sandpaper. Still I feel some pitting left
I'll try to put up a picture here, 'cause I'm trying to estimate, buying new ones is costly, on the other hand, the front breaks are the part one's life depends on...
I haven't taken out the left caliper pistons, but am afraid they 're in the same shape...
Here is the question that seems to be stupid:
the front wheel is up (I just rebuilt the forks), it's supposed to be spinning freely by a hand, right? Mine wasn't, I guess because of the dragging brakes, right? That is not normal, right?
I would appreciate your opinions and comments on that
thanks in advance,
That looks like you MIGHT be able to get away with it.
If you're not sure, what I ended up doing was filling the pits with JB Weld. Make sure you get it smooth with a razor blade when done, let sit, then sand smooth with the bore.
I only did it because I was having issues finding anything for my brakes. Wasn't going to start fighting with finding a new piston.
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Those are not too bad. I would use them. Also a little drag is common with disc breaks, but it should make it hard to turn the wheel.
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No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
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One of my front calliper was missing When I got it,so bought a used one and it looked bad ,those/yours look new compared new/used that I bought ,after trying the ugly1 was fine,the best looking 1 leaked ,So replaced that with new piston.
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