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    Hydraulic Brake Adjust

    My rear Hayes hydraulic brake is rubbing and not allowing the rear wheel to spin cleanly. I've looked at it and the wheel is spinning true. Can it be adjusted to open the pads a little. These are not new pads on there. Could there be a build up of dirt and grime causing this? If so what's the best way to clean it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TitaneeNC
    My rear Hayes hydraulic brake is rubbing and not allowing the rear wheel to spin cleanly. I've looked at it and the wheel is spinning true. Can it be adjusted to open the pads a little. These are not new pads on there. Could there be a build up of dirt and grime causing this? If so what's the best way to clean it?
    Is the rotor spinning true? The wheel being true or not is irrelevant. What kind of rubbing are you getting? Is it intermittent? Is one pad in constant contact with the rotor?
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    Could be 2 things. What type bike is it? Rotor might be out of wack, but your caliper could be loose as well. Have had this problem in some Marins.
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    Make sure your wheel is in straight and re-center the caliper.
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