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    Brake issue with new bike

    Brake issue with new bike

    Ok I posted this in the new section but it was suggested I post this here.

    Hello everyone,

    I recently acquired a trek remedy 5 bike for a really good price, the bike had never been used by the previous owner, anyways straight to the issue, I had to take the wheels off the bike to get it to fit in my car, and I think during the trip the rear brake handle got pushed in. So as a result the back brake pads were closed. I removed the pads and use a 10mm wrench indicated by the manual to move the pistons back, but the pistons still seem to move back into place. Any ideas how to fix this? The brakes for this bike are Hayes HFX-9 Hydraulic.

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    I think the 10mm wrench might be used to keep them from coming out instead of pushing them back in. It's recommended you use a plastic tyre lever to push them back in.

    On my Shimanos, if the pistons are out far it can take multiple pushes to get them completely back in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsilva View Post
    I think the 10mm wrench might be used to keep them from coming out instead of pushing them back in. It's recommended you use a plastic tyre lever to push them back in.On my Shimanos, if the pistons are out far it can take multiple pushes to get them completely back in.
    That worked, I picked up one of those tools from the local bike shop and now the bike is good to go! Thanks everyone!

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