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    Adjusting Shimano's

    On Shimano cheapie brakes like the M445, bleeding them is not an issue but is there a way to adjust the pistons so that there is less play in the lever before they bite.. been looking but I think I am looking in all the wrong places..

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    Sussed it now...

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    m445 only has reach adjust, not the pad contact. So no. That being said, adding oil when pads wear out is something you "can" do to adjust. Whether that step is considered a fuss or not is up to you.

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    Thanks for getting back to me.

    What I have done now, is to bleed the brakes first. Then remove disk and pump up until the calipers close up, then gentle prise open with a screwdriver - just enough to get the disk in and not rub.. this appears to become the new set point and the contact engagement is earlier and the brakes feel less spongy... so I will stick with that for the time being.. its only a 2nd bike so I am not gonna stress over it..

    Cheers..

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