Brake Caliper Bracket Rubbing


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Brake Caliper Bracket Rubbing

Postby Sprice » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:21 am



I recently noticed a noise coming from my rear wheel. Upon disassembly, I noticed that the brake caliper bracket was rubbing on the rotor. Can anyone give me some assistance on how to adjust the bracket location. I appears that it is not centered on the rotor. Thanks in advance.



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Re: Brake Caliper Bracket Rubbing

Postby ct1500 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:21 pm

There is no adjustment something is bent or broken. The bracket has a machined hole which the axle shaft is inserted through and only if it is bent or has missing spacers or the wheel assembly is loose or crooked on the axle can contact occur. Plz provide a pic.
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Re: Brake Caliper Bracket Rubbing

Postby 702scottc » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:33 am

Does it rub all the time or just when the bike is on the ground? Worn wheel bearings could cause it to contact the bracket. Did it just start rubbing or has this been an issue for a while? If it where my bike I'd pull the rear tire and inspect the bearings and check the axle, roll it on the ground, if it's bent you'll know. Same way you check a pool stick..

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Re: Brake Caliper Bracket Rubbing

Postby Sprice » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:37 am


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Re: Brake Caliper Bracket Rubbing

Postby Sprice » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:39 am

702scottc wrote:Does it rub all the time or just when the bike is on the ground? Worn wheel bearings could cause it to contact the bracket. Did it just start rubbing or has this been an issue for a while? If it where my bike I'd pull the rear tire and inspect the bearings and check the axle, roll it on the ground, if it's bent you'll know. Same way you check a pool stick..

It rubs all the time. I only noticed it toward the end of a trip I had recently made.

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Re: Brake Caliper Bracket Rubbing

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:38 am

That bracket looks like it has sufficient clearance. To me, it almost looks like something is jammed in there - a piece of brake shoe broken off, perhaps? I would take that bracket off and see if there is something in there.

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Re: Brake Caliper Bracket Rubbing

Postby Wingsconsin » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:44 am

Was there any recent work done to the bike - new tires ?

From the pictures it looks like there may be a missing spacer or two..? (Hard to see.)

Number 5 & Number 4 seen here ...


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Re: Brake Caliper Bracket Rubbing

Postby Sprice » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:08 pm

Wingsconsin wrote:Was there any recent work done to the bike - new tires ?

From the pictures it looks like there may be a missing spacer or two..? (Hard to see.)

Number 5 & Number 4 seen here ...

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I bought it in September and personnally have not had anything done with the rear wheel or brakes. I don't know when the tire was replaced but it has good tread remaining. The brake pads also look good.

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Re: Brake Caliper Bracket Rubbing

Postby Sprice » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:10 pm

WingAdmin wrote:That bracket looks like it has sufficient clearance. To me, it almost looks like something is jammed in there - a piece of brake shoe broken off, perhaps? I would take that bracket off and see if there is something in there.

That was to be my next step. Examination and spacer location/quantity. Thanks for the advice :)

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Re: Brake Caliper Bracket Rubbing

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:52 pm

Sprice wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:That bracket looks like it has sufficient clearance. To me, it almost looks like something is jammed in there - a piece of brake shoe broken off, perhaps? I would take that bracket off and see if there is something in there.

That was to be my next step. Examination and spacer location/quantity. Thanks for the advice :)


This is what I was looking at. There shouldn't be anything jammed in there, it should have open clearance between the bracket and the disc. It looks like something is in there:

Object in bracket?
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Re: Brake Caliper Bracket Rubbing

Postby Wingsconsin » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:53 pm

Good eye... 8-)
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Re: Brake Caliper Bracket Rubbing

Postby Sprice » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:21 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Sprice wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:That bracket looks like it has sufficient clearance. To me, it almost looks like something is jammed in there - a piece of brake shoe broken off, perhaps? I would take that bracket off and see if there is something in there.

That was to be my next step. Examination and spacer location/quantity. Thanks for the advice :)


This is what I was looking at. There shouldn't be anything jammed in there, it should have open clearance between the bracket and the disc. It looks like something is in there:

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That is actually the aluminum from the rubbing of the bracket. It is attached to the bracket. I don't think it is between.

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Re: Brake Caliper Bracket Rubbing

Postby ct1500 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:36 pm

I would be willing to bet someone has changed out the disc previously as evidenced by the fresh looking hacked up hex heads from a close look of your pic and an incorrect replacement part. Axle depth, spacers look OK. OEM disc if I remember correctly does not have a solid but a slight channel in outer O.D. edge. Someone with a late model might check theirs to confirm if different. One other thing to check is lower shock stud portion which acts as a stop, make sure it is not pushing the bracket in.
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Re: Brake Caliper Bracket Rubbing

Postby Sprice » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:43 am

Thank you all for your suggestions. I ended up putting a 14 gauge spacer between the bracket and the collar. It still doesn't make any sense to me, but the spacing for the caliper bracket is correct now. Thanks again.

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Re: Brake Caliper Bracket Rubbing

Postby Sprice » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:14 pm

I found the left wheel bearing was the cause of my issue. Thanks again for all the advice.




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