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    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.

    any advice?

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    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?

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    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.

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