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As linac said: "It's a spacer to be inserted between the brake pads while the wheel is removed" Andy P has explained why the spacer is needed. There are a variety of spacers made to work for different disk brake designs. Here are two examples: Here is a picture of the spacer being used


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It is a brake pad spacer. It is designed to go between the brake pads when the wheel (and hence rotor) is removed. This is because most hydraulic disc brakes are self adjusting, and if the lever is squeezed accidentally with no rotor/spacer in place, then the pistons will extend too far and then not retract far enough. This then causes problems with ...


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Based on your symptom of the 'rear wheel being versatile" which I take to mean a wobble related to loose bearing adjustment in the hub. If the mechanic completed a complete hub overhaul the axel, bearings and cone nuts would've been removed, examined, replaced if needed and then put back together packed with new grease and adjusted properly so that the ...


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If this is your first go at waxing you might want to hold-off until summer so that you can get the hang of waxing before having to deal with the extra workload caused by poorer riding conditions. I use waxed chains in wet BC weather, not as sever as Alberta, but winter maintenance is still a challenge compared to summer. Like all lubes, waxing does not ...


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I posed this question directly to the people at Molten Speed Wax and got this reply: Our product works great in winter, the key is to put the chain on the bike inside and run it through the gears when the chain is still warm from the pot. The reason is a newly waxed chain is very stiff in super cold temps., but if you pre-break in the chain before going ...


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