changing pads on Juicy 3
LBS gave me a set of replacement pads for juicy 5--said they'd fit.
told me to use flat screw driver to force pistons back before I took old pads out.
I did this, but new pads are really tight fit with no clearance for rotor. appears pistons are retacted, and don't want to snap them or something.
pushed a little harder with bigger screwdriver and ....
put the pads in right side up (that ALWAYS works better...)
last pads had worn down to metal-on-metal and the rotor now has some nasty grooves. some rubbing noise as I turn wheel on workstand (have not broken pads in on test ride yet)
should I be worried about the "damaged rotor"? Will this work itself out? or cause premature wear on new pads?
Or just cause a racket?
As with cars, when the rotor has grooves worn in, they're usually trashed. I'd replace them.
You may need to recenter your caliper to get rid of the rubbing.