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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    Loose Piston on Avid Mechanicals

    While replacing the pads on my Avid mechanical brakes last night, the piston came out of whatever holds it. It is now floating around loose in the caliper. Has this ever happened to anyone before? How can I get it back in to its proper place? I took it to the LBS and they told me to contact Avic for a warrenty. Any other suggestions?

    Thanks, Naia

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    Old man on a bike
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    Do a search here, it's been discussed before. You can download a detailed tech manual with photos on the Sram/Avid site, too.
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    Outside piston, just press it back in place.
    Inside piston, It threads back in.

    Both are easy fixes. Detailed instructions can be downloaded from the SRAM/Avid site.
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