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My Avid Juicy 3 front brake seems to pulsate when pressure is applied to the brake lever and the braking is very uneven...almost like a pulse of sharp braking at one point of revolution. Is there an air bubble in the brake line?

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The brake disc may be warped from excessive heating. This may be caused by a dragging brake pad. the disc may have been bent from an impact.
This can also be caused by the pins holding the brake caliper being stuck. Try some WD40 on them and tap them (gently) to free them.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009


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Have you ever oil & adjust the wire cord?
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Avid Juicy 7 disc brakes:The front wheel was removed and the brake lever squeezed while the wheel was off. The front wheel goes on, but does not spin freely. It turns easily, but not freely like it...

It sounds like you have a piston that is not fully returned and is sticking.

Get a big flat bladed screw driver, take the wheel out and very carefully insert the screw driver into where the disc would sit and use the screw driver to try and push each brake pad back in without damaging your brake pads.

If this works go to a local bike shop and ask them for a avid brake insert for transporting your bike so this does not happen in future! :)

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