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If the moving arm side is pre-actuated much at all (either from the barrel adjuster or being anchored that way), you may have trouble getting new pads in. The usual procedure would be with the fixed side all the way out, put the fixed side pad in first, then the moving side. Doing it the other way might not give you enough space to get the second pad in. ...


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New pads are thicker than old pads because they're not worn. So you need to back out the moving piston to the maximum, and you also have to slack off the caliper mount bolts to allow the fixed pad some space. Remember to re-tighten these bolts once you have the best pad position you can get. Remember the fixed pad wears over time just like the moving pad. ...


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When a brake needs to be pumped like that and then feels better, the typical reason is that there's air in a reservoir type system such as Shimano and some others. Pumping it moves the air up into the reservoir at the lever. It could be a problem with the bleed you did, such that some air was left and if you could avoid that, the problem goes away. Extremely ...


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