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i have a problem with my brakes. I have juicy 5 on. when you ride on the bike they make a screaming sound even if you do not pull the brakes. My guess is that the rotors is no longer straight ... it does not do it the whole time when the wheel spins ... only at certain parts. Can i try to bend the rotors or is it better to buy new ones?

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i have a problem with my brakes. I have juicy 5 on. when you ride on the bike they make a screaming sound even if you do not pull the brakes. My guess is that the rotors is no longer straight ... it does not do it the whole time when the wheel spins ... only at certain parts. Can i try to bend the rotors or is it better to buy new ones?

 

Go and look at this link......

 

 

I have a tool similar to the one above. By being patient and taking some time I was able to straighten a disk by using a similar tool.

 

Some people use a sh*ting spanner but I have found that the different angle of the slots in the tool just makes life easier.
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Put your wheel in with the bike the right way up ie not on its handlebars and make sure you always do it like this. Adjust your calipers once wheel has been installed properly. Tighten the bolts slowly alternating regularly between the 2 because its easy to shift the calpier while tightening. SOme contact is normal but should be consistent over the revolution of the wheel. This contact should die down once the pads start wearing. If you are running 6 bolt rotors check that all the bolts are tight too.

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the juicy 5 does not have bolts to adjust the calipers or did i miss them?

 

The calipers are aligned using the bolts that fix the caliper to the frame/bracket. Not sure if you have the spacers or the bracket. Bracket works much better, spacers are a Beeyutch to set properly.

 

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the juicy 5 does not have bolts to adjust the calipers or did i miss them?

 

The calipers are aligned using the bolts that fix the caliper to the frame/bracket. Not sure if you have the spacers or the bracket. Bracket works much better' date=' spacers are a Beeyutch to set properly.

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please tell me how...please please please Embarrassed

 

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If the spacers are missing then there's a problem... they are there for a reason.

Loosen the two bolts, pump the lever a couple times and the tighten the bolts whilst pulling and holding the lever. that should sort them out...
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