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Avid Elixir R rear brake problem

star_roverstar_rover Posts: 318
edited June 2009 in MTB workshop & tech
Removed these brakes from one frame to put on another. Left them off for a few days before installing on the new frame and noticed the distance between the calipers was to small to refit the wheel.
Made the mistake of removing the pads for a closer look. Pulled on the lever a few times to see what happened and one of the pistons neary popped out completely, along with a tiny bit of fuid. Now there's no movement at the caliper at all when pulling the lever (no tension in the lever) . . .

Have I completlely wrecked it? Is it fixable? Do I need to bleed it? Any help appreciated.


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    yes it needs bleeding. buy a kit or let the LBS sort it.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • star_roverstar_rover Posts: 318
    Thanks nick
  • M6TTFM6TTF Posts: 602
    I managed to do the same, just push them back and bleed them
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