them's the brakes...
October 12, 2009 1:16 AM Subscribe
I've just changed the disc brake pads on my bicycle and now the calipers won't 'grab' onto the metal disc enough to brake effectively...
posted by hairgelburrito to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total)
...the calipers still seem to move correctly, but I noticed a fluid leak when I pushed the callipers into the forks and I've lost a lot (but not all) of the pressure in my brake lever.
i'm running a shimano slx disc brake system and would very much like to fix this myself: my local bike shop will take at least a week before they can do the repair and I'm loathe to be without my bike for that long. can anyone offer any advice?
I'm guessing the either the system needs bleeding, or the seals need replacing...?
thanks in advance!