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  1. #1
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    08' BB7 Pad issues

    So i dismantled the caliper to clean the pads, cleaned them and I went to put them back in the calipers and a funny thing happened. The pads won't retract with the pistons, the pistons press on them fine and braking performance isn't too much worse, it is still ridable, however it makes placing the front wheel in the bike a pain and leads to much clatter when I am riding. any thoughts on why this may be happening and a possible fix? your help is much appreciated. Thanks guys.
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    Did you remember to put the h-spring back between the pads?

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    Did you put the springs back in that separate the pads? Or did you leave them in when you removed the pads? If you left them in, they will not be in between the pads when you replace the pads.

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    Taking the calipers off the mounts, let alone apart, to clean is overkill ...
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    That's what you get for cleaning your bike...

    Find the spring, and put it back in between the two pads.

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    ok
    I must have lost said springs b/c I didn't notice them being there. I will go to the shop and get some new H Springs. Thanks you guys
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    When you pull the pads, the springs usually stay in the caliper and you have to fish them out. If you put the pads in on top of them, the springs may be damaged. Pull the pads and have a look.

    To replace the pads, you place the spring between the 2 pads and insert the whole thing at once.
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    Why did you "clean" the pads in the first place?

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