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Disc brake sticking on

gee23gee23 Posts: 29
edited April 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi i have Formula ora brakes, the back brake has started sticking on if left in the sun. First time i noticed it was when i got back from ride washed bike and left in sun to dry but it has happened twice since then once at work and yesterday while i was putting new tyres on did the back wheel first everything ok when i put wheel back in, did the front wheel by the time i put front wheel back on the rear brake had looked on put bike back in garage tried it later and brakes had loosened of again can someone help thanks.

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    how old are they?
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  • gee23gee23 Posts: 29
    Just over a year old and they work fine when riding.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    maybe just over filled with fluid.

    or the pistons have just moved (as the pads wear) and are closer to the rotor than before.
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  • dan sharddan shard Posts: 722
    Coefficient of thermal linear expansion. As a fluid heats up, it increases in volume. As said previously, pistons too close or too much fluid will cause it
  • gee23gee23 Posts: 29
    Brakes were on bike from new, and this only happens if bike is left in sun not when riding thanks for help will get them checked out
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    dan shard wrote:
    Coefficient of thermal linear expansion. As a fluid heats up, it increases in volume. As said previously, pistons too close or too much fluid will cause it

    the heat should not do it as the fluid gets a lot more heat put into it during use.

    but Air or Water would be my culprits.

    get them bled.
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  • Had this before whilst MTB in spain, turned out the caliper needing blleding. The small amount of air in the fluid expanded and effectively locked the caliper. I would bleed it and see how it goes.

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  • gee23gee23 Posts: 29
    Will do thanks
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