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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-12-2020, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Front plunger pin sticking out of brake cable

Hello fellow riders,
I dropped my bike in the garage yesterday. No serious damage done, thanks to frame sliders. However, the front brake lever is now closer to the handlebar, because the small plastic pin that is inside the brake cable, which gets depressed when you squeeze on the brake lever, has come out a bit further than it was before the fall. This may be causing another thing I have noticed, which is that my brakes are engaging about every 6 feet when I roll the bike forward or backward. If I pause when the brakes engage, then I can roll further, and then the brakes engage again. I have tried to squeese the brake lever really hard to depress the pin back into the cable, but that did not work. Any idea what I might try to fix this?
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Front plunger pin sticking out of brake cable

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Hello fellow riders,
I dropped my bike in the garage yesterday. No serious damage done, thanks to frame sliders. However, the front brake lever is now closer to the handlebar, because the small plastic pin that is inside the brake cable, which gets depressed when you squeeze on the brake lever, has come out a bit further than it was before the fall. This may be causing another thing I have noticed, which is that my brakes are engaging about every 6 feet when I roll the bike forward or backward. If I pause when the brakes engage, then I can roll further, and then the brakes engage again. I have tried to squeese the brake lever really hard to depress the pin back into the cable, but that did not work. Any idea what I might try to fix this? Thanks for reading.
OhLuckyMan,


No way that binding "every 6 feet" should be happening. You may have bent a brake rotor. Get the rear wheel up with the center-stand, and check that the rear wheel rotates freely. Most likely, it will be a bent front brake rotor, though. Do NOT try to ride the bike with a bent brake rotor; it would be far too dangerous to you. As for the brake lever, it may be bent or otherwise hammered - you do not have any front brake cable. Pix would help, here.


With the front wheel raised, check that the wheel rotates freely. Most likely, you will be able to see which rotor is bent, and by how much. You really can't cut much from the rotor, so a bent rotor should usually be replaced.



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What Red says..... hope you didn't bend a rotor.

And to get that plunger back in the master cylinder, remove the front brake lever entirely, reposition/push in the plunger, reinstall lever (a little silicone lube on the pivot), check it works. You likely won't get it lined up without removing the lever.

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Thanks guys. I will check that right front rotor, as it fell to that side. I'll also take apart the front brake lever mechanism, and try to get that plunger reinserted.
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OhLuckyman,

Good chance you just knocked the rotor over on the floater pins and probably not bent so you may be able to take things apart and maybe rubber mallet it back square on the pins but really pay attention that it isnít actually bent.

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With or without front axle sliders I'm surprised the rotor hit the floor on the way down,,, maybe it landed on the cat or some other useless object.

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With or without front axle sliders I'm surprised the rotor hit the floor on the way down,,, maybe it landed on the cat or some other useless object.
I was going to say the same thing. Iíve never seen a brake rotor hit the ground.

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My moneys on the damaged Master on the handlebar.


The plunger is buggered up (lever not operating properly) and partially applying the brakes.


Fix the damaged parts on the handlebars first and go from there..

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