wheels not spinning freely :( bent brake discs -> help!!!!

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Posted: Feb 12, 2012 at 16:26 Quote
Saap yaal! I'm a newbie ... I was wondering what would u do or advice for this.....my disc brakes seems to b slightly bent fr n rear causing a friction as I pedal forward I tried bending them as much as I could n make clearance on both sides of the pad but I seem to hit a wall its still rubbing n won't spin freely mostly back n some fr.......should I just keep trying to realign n adjust them or does a bike shop have a special machine for that?
Eric
Norcal

Posted: Feb 12, 2012 at 18:00 Quote
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get one of these

keep your wheel and disk on the bike... work your way around the disk bending it back in to proper shape... be patient it takes time.

Posted: Feb 12, 2012 at 21:31 Quote
Yup, what he said.

The problem is that your rotors arent bent, they have experienced dimensional defects caused from an uneven heating amd cooling of the steel. Basically this means it is going to be nearly impossible to get it perfectly straight again without heating it and special equipment so don't feel to bad about it; nearly every rotor on every bike will suffer from this to some degree at some time.

Posted: Feb 12, 2012 at 22:16 Quote
vwcabrio82 wrote:
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get one of these

keep your wheel and disk on the bike... work your way around the disk bending it back in to proper shape... be patient it takes time.

LOL tnx bro I'm doin that as we speak trying to salvage it now b4 buying a new 1. Great advice here fellas!

Posted: Feb 12, 2012 at 22:19 Quote
jonbikes wrote:
Yup, what he said.

The problem is that your rotors arent bent, they have experienced dimensional defects caused from an uneven heating amd cooling of the steel. Basically this means it is going to be nearly impossible to get it perfectly straight again without heating it and special equipment so don't feel to bad about it; nearly every rotor on every bike will suffer from this to some degree at some time.

Great advice bro! I'm learning something new everyday here! Cheers! Maybe ill just dump the rear brake rotor for now till I get new 1.

Posted: Feb 12, 2012 at 22:44 Quote
Well by all means you should attempt to straigten it as much as possible with a wrench, just dont expect it to be perfect. Should be able to get it to a usable state though.

Posted: Feb 13, 2012 at 10:44 Quote
jonbikes wrote:
Well by all means you should attempt to straigten it as much as possible with a wrench, just dont expect it to be perfect. Should be able to get it to a usable state though.

Tnx Jon! I spent cple hrs last nite n I would say they r both 96% free of rubbing rideable but still got a couple more hrs of labor till rub free! It worked! Woohooo! Tnx yaal!
Ps. Some1 here locally wants to trade me a clean looking 59" fixie bike (czchek frame) for my dj mixer, I've never owned 1 dnt know na en bout it, any advice, go or nay?

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