Further to my diatribe about renewing the rear brake-pads I now read that I must screw in the hand-brake piston until it stops. Mine just keeps on screwing and doesn't stop. Any ideas? Thanks.
Yes, but it made no difference, and as the piston was flush anyway I continued. Another problem was keeping the pads apart while trying to slide the caliper back onto the wheel. I eventually kept a sufficient gap by inserting a wad of paper in between, easily removed when it all went back on. I had to 'assist' the caliper with a rubber mallet and the wheel locked up solid but after i'd pumped the brake a few times it freed off ok. (Le Dude's idea of inserting a packing piece between the pads and then pumping the brake lever would have saved me much effort- but I didn't know about it until the end of the job!)Buffalo said:Never had that problem. Are you pushing in on it as you turn it.