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Front disc brakes stuck shut after the winter?

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Back in December/January I tied the front brakes to the side while I started some suspension work. Now that I go to put them back together, both front brakes are stuck shut. The brake feels nice and tight and there doesn't appear to be any air coming out when pressing the pedals during a bleed. Is there air further in the lines that I'm just not seeing? Do I need to do anything with the master?uploadfromtaptalk1464914114925.thumb.jpg

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Use a C-clamp or water pump pliers to ease the pistons/pads back into the calipers.  You could open the bleed screws to do this, but you'd have to bleed them again.

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woah, the pistons haven't popped out?  

Good thing you had full pads in there!

 

That's cool- as John says, push them back in, CAREFULLY, as 

they're really close to letting go of the seals.

 

Haven't seen that before!

 

t

 

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