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    Am I going to have to buy a new piston?

    I just bought a bike recently, used obviously, and it just came last night. So, I put it together, and when I put the front brake on, I noticed that there a pad was missing, and on the side of the missing pad, the circular metal piece attaching to the piston wasn't attached to the piston anymore, and it was just freely moving around inside of the caliper. I wasn't too thrilled with this discovery, so will I have to buy a new piston or will it attach back on when opening up the caliper?
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    be more specific

    So what is loose, the piston or the thing that you mount the pad on?
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    The thing that you mount the pad on.


    Went to the lbs today to see pricing figures, and well, not too appeasing, looking at $10 for the new piston, $30 for labor, additional $20 for new pads. I think Im just gonna buy a new brake instead of pay all this for parts that will just add to a used brake.
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    Diy

    Pay for the part and rebuild it yourself! It will be a bit messy and you'll have to bleed your brakes again. Nice ride by the way and looks like it light too.

    I ditched Stapleton't and got S link cause it won't void the warranty. Also got an Avalanche
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