Rear brake sticking but only when pushing it backwards.

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Slick, 14 Apr 2019.

  1. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I suppose the easy answer is to stop pushing it backwards. :rolleyes:

    I recently swapped the cable actuated hydraulic brakes on my Genesis to full hydraulic. I've only done a few commute rides in the dry so they are barely bedded in yet. My only issue is they stick when I push the bike back. I had it on the stand today lubing the chain and I could spin the wheel quite freely in reverse but every time I got it on the ground, it jammed again as I pushed it.

    I'm probably missing something very simple, but at the moment I'm just not getting it. :wacko:
     
  2. OP
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    Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I should have said, this is on the rear wheel only.
     
  3. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Never come across that before. Are all the caliper and rotor bolts tight?
     
  4. OP
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    Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Yes. I checked everything was secure as that was my first thought. The fact I could spin the wheel back really confused me though.
     
  5. Afnug

    Afnug I'll Sithee

    Is there any loseness in the hub bearings ? Is the QR tight ?
     
  6. OP
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    Slick

    Slick Veteran

    The QR is definitely tight. I didn't check the bearings but I would have thought that I'd have noticed.

    I will check though.
     
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  7. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    The fact that it only happens when the wheel is weighted could indicate a dodgy ball bearing but you'd have heard that grating and clicking by now.
     
  8. OP
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    Slick

    Slick Veteran

    All really quiet. It's a completely new group set so I would be really unhappy at any grating or clicking.

    I thought maybe I was missing something really simple, but perhaps not.
     
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