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  1. #1
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    Grit between pads?

    Completely stupid question, but here goes.
    Well, I just got back from an awesome ride around my city. First real ride in the snow/slush around Toronto.
    Anyways, when I went to start removing dirt and ice from my ride, I noticed that my rear BB7 seems to be rubbing, and it wasn't when I left, which leads me to believe that I now have some grit on one of the pads.
    I have spun the tire, and applied the brakes, hoping that whatever is on them will be removed, but it still happens.
    So could it be crap on the pads? It's doing it during a whole wheel rotation.
    Whats the best way to remove it? Take off the pads and wipe them clean?
    Any other possibilities?
    Thanks!

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    Yeah, do a visual inspection. Make sure they are operating normally and that the pad is fully retracting. The caliper may have moved, but I doubt that. Let the bike thaw out and see if that makes a difference. If the pad is covered in crap, wipe it off, I guess.

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    Did you ride on wet, salt treated roads? Could cause the calipers to corrode or stick. Clean that salt off after every ride with hot soapy water, then rinse and store in a warm dry area.

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