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Avid juicy sevens remain tight against disc

Pushed pads apart w/ screwdriver. put wheel on. perfect. then squeeze levers, back to rubbing. red dial adjuster does nothing. help!

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Juicy's are prone to sticky pistons.REMOVE pads,clean calliper ,pull lever lightly and add a drop of hydraulic fluid to the edges of the pistons to lube.Recess pistons,wipe off excess fluid and fit pads.If this doesn't work they might need bled.

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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.

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