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    Help me stop the rubbing!!!!

    I have a 06' Haro thread eight and I've been having problems with the front wheel and/or brake disk. I 've been hearing a rubbing sound- probably from the brake touching, this is getting on my nerves. I had recently taken my bike to the shop to have the wheels trued, and the guy also tweaked the brake disc to make it straighter. I do realize that some rubbing will happen when taking a corner due to flexing, but there was rubbing when I was on flat, straight ground. I was thinking that I may need to get a bigger hub Any suggestions? Similar experiences? please help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeRideHaro
    Help me stop the rubbing!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeRideHaro
    I have a 06' Haro thread eight and I've been having problems with the front wheel and/or brake disk. I 've been hearing a rubbing sound- probably from the brake touching, this is getting on my nerves. I had recently taken my bike to the shop to have the wheels trued, and the guy also tweaked the brake disc to make it straighter. I do realize that some rubbing will happen when taking a corner due to flexing, but there was rubbing when I was on flat, straight ground. I was thinking that I may need to get a bigger hub Any suggestions? Similar experiences? please help.
    Make sure your caliper is centered on the rotor. You may need to either face your bosses or install a spacer between the bosses and your caliper.
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    Spacing is only necessary if it's a direct IS mount caliper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeRideHaro
    I was thinking that I may need to get a bigger hub Any suggestions? Similar experiences? please help.
    Bigger hub? What the heck are you talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnaR9
    Bigger hub? What the heck are you talking about?
    Sorry, I 'm not an expert. I thought getting a thicker, more durable hub might help decrease the flexing. Also, in the future, if you don't have anything helpful to say please don't post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeRideHaro
    Sorry, I 'm not an expert. I thought getting a thicker, more durable hub might help decrease the flexing. Also, in the future, if you don't have anything helpful to say please don't post.
    Sorry, bigger hub doesn't doesn't mean stiffer hub, bub. You said it yourself, flexing isn't the problem causing the rubbing, why would a "bigger" help you?
    But go ahead, find a bigger hub, maybe a 165 off a Foes, hammer it in that fork, and see if it fixes your problem.
    Is that helpful enough for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeRideHaro
    Sorry, I 'm not an expert. I thought getting a thicker, more durable hub might help decrease the flexing. Also, in the future, if you don't have anything helpful to say please don't post.

    don't take it personal, especially around here, you can't post a legitimate question without encyclopedic knowledge in the first place without drawing a little fire

    Flip your bike upside down
    loosen the caliper bolts that hold in onto the fork a little. Now your caliper has some play in all directions

    give the wheel an easy spin and watch the disc go through the caliper. You will see where the on the disc is dragging.
    There's a small sweet-spot in mounting where you can see light on both sides on the disc while it spins through the caliper.
    Carefully torque the bolts down a little at a time, EVENLY. this keeps the caliper from shifting on you when you torque it to spec.

    This is the method I learned from the wrench at my LBS. it's pretty simple

    It's not uncommon for a disc to get a little warped too. Especially older Hayes rotors. There are methods of truing a rotor.

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    I didn't take it personal, I just don't like people who get there jollies from ragging on people.
    Anyway, thanks a lot for the info Karupshun, I'll definitely check that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeRideHaro
    I didn't take it personal, I just don't like people who get there jollies from ragging on people.
    Anyway, thanks a lot for the info Karupshun, I'll definitely check that out.
    if what Karupshun said doesn't work for you then you most likely have a bent rotor. bent rotors can be easily fixed with a special tool that costs $$$$, however, if you have a permanent marker and some smooth jawed pliers, feel free to try my ghetto method:

    1) get a permanent marker
    2) put bike in bike stand, or if you dont have one you can flip your bike upside down.
    3)spin wheel slowly, noting which side of the rotor is rubbing the caliper and where the rubbing starts and ends with the permanent marker.
    4) take smooth jawed pliers and clamp the rotor starting where you marked the initial bend point and work yourself towards the final part of the marked bend in 1cm increments. GENTLY pull the rotor in the opposite direction of the bend with the pliers.
    5) repeat step #4 untill you no longer hear the "rubbing".

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    Depends on the brake. I've notice Magura calipers always seem to run to one side and have had both Hopes and Avids that even adjusted all the way over, would still have the rotor actually rub or be very close to the caliper body. Easy enough to check. Most suspension forks have the ISO bosses painted and that sh<i></i>it needs to go. Facing the bosses should be normal prep before mounting discs.
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    mine is like that too even when i am riding flat it touches. Its wierd it will stop oing that and then 10 or 15 minutes later it starts touching again. Does yours do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karupshun
    don't take it personal, especially around here, you can't post a legitimate question without encyclopedic knowledge in the first place without drawing a little fire

    Flip your bike upside down
    loosen the caliper bolts that hold in onto the fork a little. Now your caliper has some play in all directions

    give the wheel an easy spin and watch the disc go through the caliper. You will see where the on the disc is dragging.
    There's a small sweet-spot in mounting where you can see light on both sides on the disc while it spins through the caliper. Carefully torque the bolts down a little at a time, EVENLY. this keeps the caliper from shifting on you when you torque it to spec.

    This is the method I learned from the wrench at my LBS. it's pretty simple

    It's not uncommon for a disc to get a little warped too. Especially older Hayes rotors. There are methods of truing a rotor.
    when doing this you can also re-set your brake pads by taking the wheel completely off and pushing in both of your pads....then put wheel back on and grab some business cards and put one on each side of rotor between pads and squeeze...this will reset your pads for more room......

    FYI......for DH ....a lot of people's brakes rub....it is the nature of our riding
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    Yes thats what is happening with my bike. The rubbing sound gets louder at some points than out of no where it will diminish, but not entirely, I can still here it slightly. Then it will increase again sometime later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeRideHaro
    Yes thats what is happening with my bike. The rubbing sound gets louder at some points than out of no where it will diminish, but not entirely, I can still here it slightly. Then it will increase again sometime later.
    you can use small washers like shims to space your caliper if it is dragging on the outside.

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