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  1. #1
    flying fatass
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    what should i do?

    i can pull the lever on my rear brake (Hayes Sole) almost all the way to the bar before (both) pads contact the rotor.....and there isnt much between the point where both pads contact the rotor to the point where the lever cant be pulled back anymore (i guess there is some sort of stopper that keeps the lever from hitting the bar?)....

    but what should i do to solve this problem? or atleast what could be the cause of this problem?

    ill probably end up taking it to the shop to have it fixed, but if its something i can easily (and cheaply) repair, id rather try it myself.....

    im kind of wanting to learn how to repair/maintain the bike by myself so i dont need to go the LBS as often....

    (and if you havent realized it yet, i have almost no knowledge/experience with hydraulic brakes)
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    Should your balls sit in front of the saddle or on the saddle? Im a bit confused.

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    more juice!
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    The pistons on the brake are not self adjusting (only one piston moves). So yo need to turn the 5mm allen inserts on the sides of the caliper to dial in the pads. Either that or the brakes need to be bled... or you have a leak.

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    After adjusting the pistons and Will suggests, you should also check the small (2mm allan) reach adjustment bolts that sit between the levers and the handlebars. These often loosen and increase the free play.

    Tim

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    Meh.
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    Good catch Wombat.

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    Will and Wombat are right. Before I replaced my soles that 2mm job next to the lever needed to be adjusted about every 2-3 rides.

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