This is regarding Fulcrom Race 418 DB as delivered originally on a Bianchi XR3. Probably used for 5-6000 km.
Last week, I went to Belgium for some cobblestone riding in terrible weather. Returning home with the front wheel taken off. When putting things together, I faced problems.
First, a lot of noise from the brakes. Checked, and the pads were all gone. Also, the pistons not retracting all the way. Got them pushed back in and installed new pads.
Now, the wheel is not spinning freely when the thru-axle is tightened.
What I have tested:
- Brake pads removed completely, and still the same problem. Not caused by brake pad rub.
- Used the axle from my gravel bike, same problem. x) Did not test with my gravel front wheel, as the tire is too wide and I don't want to do all the tubeless install again..
- Spinning it in the fork with the axel only slightly fixed. The spinning is OK.
As I have read up, this could be caused by pressure on the bearings. Could this come from riding in rain and a bit of muddy roads?
Do I have any options to adjust this without taking them for a service? From videos, it seems like I will need some special tools for demounting, and it's not even clear to me what exactly I should look for when taking it apart..