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    Avid Juicy ?

    Here's the deal my brother just got new rear Avid Juicy 5 and before even getting it on the bike pulled the red tab out that seperates the pads, and squeezed the lever. Now the pads are too close to the rotor to get the brake on. I am unfamiliar with hydraulic brakes and was wondering how to reset the calipers to the original position so they can be setup.

    Any response would be appreciated.

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    OH MY GOD YOU DIDNT REALLY DO THAT DID YOU?!?!?!?!?!

    just kiddin, its no big deal it happens all the time, all you need to do is get a very thin flat-head screwdriver and very slowly and carefully so as not to damage the pads pry them apart. this will hurt nothing as long as you dont gouge the pads....so i say again, go slowly and carefully!

    good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwmtnbiker
    OH MY GOD YOU DIDNT REALLY DO THAT DID YOU?!?!?!?!?!

    just kiddin, its no big deal it happens all the time, all you need to do is get a very thin flat-head screwdriver and very slowly and carefully so as not to damage the pads pry them apart. this will hurt nothing as long as you dont gouge the pads....so i say again, go slowly and carefully!

    good luck
    that is the way...wider screwdrivers work better...If you have the plastic spacer that comes with Hayes(don't know if you got it with that set of Avids) then by all means use that instead of a screwdriver
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    may wanna hit the screw driver head with some rubbing alcohol or clean streak. depending on how nasty your screw drivers are. definlty dont do it with a screw driver you just used to clean your derailleur pulleys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zerossix
    may wanna hit the screw driver head with some rubbing alcohol or clean streak. depending on how nasty your screw drivers are. definlty dont do it with a screw driver you just used to clean your derailleur pulleys.
    Good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zerossix
    may wanna hit the screw driver head with some rubbing alcohol or clean streak. depending on how nasty your screw drivers are. definlty dont do it with a screw driver you just used to clean your derailleur pulleys.
    If you have to tell someone that, that's doing this job, they shouldn't be messing with it.

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    do what they have been telling you, but be sure to clean the pads after with alchohol, just in case
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