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#365daysofbiking Brake spring broke

February 5th – I have absolutely no idea at all what’s happened here at all.

It started at the weekend – a rubbing on the front disc brake on my current bike of choice. A light rub, no more that a tickle.

As the days progressed it got worse, and defied my attempts to adjust it away.

In exasperation, I removed the brake pads, which were OK at about 60% remaining.

The leaf spring that keeps them off the disc however, was broken. This was allowing on pad to rub.

An easy, 30 second replacement. But I’ve never had a spring fail like that that hasn’t been worn on the disc as the pad ran down.

This is most peculiar. I shall keep my eye on things in case it’s something significant.

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One Response to “#365daysofbiking Brake spring broke”

  1. Bobby

    Hi,

    I’d never seen anything like this until about 6 weeks ago when the same thing happened to me! Only difference was one of the pads was completely worn, almost as if the actual resin block had completely come off… The the same thing happened again yesterday! No idea what’s causing it, have you had any further incidents since this one?

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