Post by martinezthomes on Dec 26, 2017 9:24:14 GMT -5
So I'm have brand new to mountain bikes, coming from roadie experience, so disks and hydraulics are totally new to me.
My Kili flyer 121 has shimmano hydraulic brakes fitted and they are, or were great! Until I washed it!
I like a clean bike after a ride. Wash with muc off, and usually give a good coating of the bike spray afterwards. Gets the water out and looks nice. Problem is, after following my usual routine on this bike (which I've owned for a whole 5 days) and suddenly the brakes don't work! Can pull them right back to the bars, and they squeak and squeal a lot, but do t actually stop the wheels. LBS 100 yards from my house, so over we go. Guy bleeds them, says there fine, but the discs and blocks are contaminated with something and can I leave it with them to take some emery paper to the disks and possibly change the pads!! :cry:
All I did was clean it!!
Is this really such a no no with disks? I didn't even spray it directly on them, must have just got a bit on the disks while I was doing the frame which got into the pads when I rode it around afterwards. Do I have to cover the disks if using the bike spray, or keep it off the MTB altogether??
Surely that should be mentioned on the product?
I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.