Elixir 3 - Piston problems - change or persist?

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Elixir 3 - Piston problems - change or persist?

Postby guandax » Tue May 28, 2013 07:27 am

Hello,

My LBS has tried to stop my brakes from rubbing and is recommending to replace them completely. Should I buy a service kit and try to service them, or give them up as a bad job (He spent an hour trying to free up the piston)?

Thanks.

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Re: Elixir 3 - Piston problems - change or persist?

Postby nicklouse » Tue May 28, 2013 07:38 am

how old? how are they rubbing?
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Re: Elixir 3 - Piston problems - change or persist?

Postby guandax » Tue May 28, 2013 07:39 am

About 18 months. Front makes a ching-ching-ching noise with each revolution. Rear more constant light rubbing. Both wheels spin well - they don't stop quickly.

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Re: Elixir 3 - Piston problems - change or persist?

Postby unquestioned » Tue May 28, 2013 07:49 am

Not just a slightly warped disc?

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Re: Elixir 3 - Piston problems - change or persist?

Postby guandax » Tue May 28, 2013 07:57 am

Yes - I guess it could be the disc on the front. Annoyingly it's 185mm which would cost £40 to replace and would again limit me to Avid brakes.

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Re: Elixir 3 - Piston problems - change or persist?

Postby bonezy » Tue May 28, 2013 09:12 am

Why limit yourself to Avid 185mm? I had the same size rotor at the front; I simply changed the rotor to a 180mm Superstar and bought a new 180mm adapter. Much cheaper (and quieter) than the Avid G3 clean sweep rotors.

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Re: Elixir 3 - Piston problems - change or persist?

Postby guandax » Tue May 28, 2013 09:31 am

bonezy wrote:Why limit yourself to Avid 185mm? I had the same size rotor at the front; I simply changed the rotor to a 180mm Superstar and bought a new 180mm adapter. Much cheaper (and quieter) than the Avid G3 clean sweep rotors.


True - if I stick with the Avid's and go for a new rotor that sounds like a good plan. Thanks.

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Re: Elixir 3 - Piston problems - change or persist?

Postby The Rookie » Tue May 28, 2013 09:36 am

Ching-ching-ching is a warped disc, I just fixed my Shimano's with a new disc (horrified at the state of the original, not just waped but dished by on avearge about 4mm as well!).

You need a new LBS if they were going to change the brakes for a warped disc, that is criminal.

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Re: Elixir 3 - Piston problems - change or persist?

Postby guandax » Tue May 28, 2013 10:04 am

Ordered :-)

1 x Disc Rotor - Helix Design = £14.99
Size 180mm
1 x Disc Brake Adaptor = £4.99
Adaptor TYPE 7 - PM-PM F180 R180

(I think that's the adapter needed for my Fox Floats?)
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Re: Elixir 3 - Piston problems - change or persist?

Postby bonezy » Tue May 28, 2013 13:34 pm

Looks good to me


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