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Old 05-05-2015, 09:23 PM
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Didn't know whether to post this or not. I have been fighting a "spongy" front brake for a while now. I had done about everything I knew to do and everything suggested here. I had a small vibration when applying the brake so I replaced the rotors. The left rotor was a bit warped and after the replacement I now have a full lever of brake. I do not have the occasional times of pulling the lever and going to the grip. So.....just in case someone that may have same symptoms, this was the solution to my issue.
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Good to know. Just curious but was the warpage readily visible? Any pictures?
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Good to know. Just curious but was the warpage readily visible? Any pictures?
It was visiable after taking it off the rim and laying it on a flat surface. With the wheel on the bike, I could't really tell. At times I thought I saw it, other times....not so much. I could feel it in the braking, but again, I did not think it was enough to be overly concerned. When I had the bearings and new tire done last year, a good mechanic balanced the new tire and I asked him about it and he didn't see much either. Sorry no pics.
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Yep, that'll do it, the warpage knocks back the pad and you have to "pump" the brakes some to take up the excess clearance between the pad and rotor.


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