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front end clunking (video)

snowden_88snowden_88 Posts: 174
edited August 2018 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi all

I get this clunk when I have brake pressed on front wheel.

Bike is fairly unridden although a couple of years old.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ggaIZn ... QW4vzIKu7A

Its a voodoo bizango.

Thanks
"it's like a gift, you know? It's like I can't control it"

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  • 02GF7402GF74 Posts: 1,294
    snowden_88 wrote:
    Hi all

    I get this clunk when I have brake pressed on front wheel.

    That's not what the video shows.

    You press the brake lever AND THEN ROCK THE FRONT WHEEL.

    The sound you hear are the brake pads knocking against the calliper. Since the pads are not an interference fit, they can move a bit.

    Also when riding your bike, are you ever going to grab the brake, then instantaneously go backwards? I don't think so.

    Its not a problem...... but check the disc is not moving and the bolt for the calliper are tight.

    I can't tell for sure but there looks to be movement between the stanchions and lowers so the bushings may be worn, best checked by wrapping hand around both, rocking the bike as in video, and feeling for any movement.
  • snowden_88snowden_88 Posts: 174
    Yeah I think it is the brake pads, it doesnt make any sound when riding . The bike is solid though. No other movement.

    Thanks for help
    "it's like a gift, you know? It's like I can't control it"
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