Stuck Brake Caliper. New forks?

Bman

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Herts.
My front brake caliper on the GT has been stuck for months now. I've tried everything, it wont budge. So I decided I could saw off the caliper at the front. If the nut is seized I can push the remainder of the bolt back through, right?

No. Its also completely seized solid at the front too. So instead of a whole caliper to grip onto, I had little stub of metal. There was only one option left. The drill.

Drilling out the nut had no effect. So I started on the front but its really difficult to make sure a hand drill is centre. I decided a temporary retreat to be a good idea.

There is also a lot more exposed metal due to the paint flaking in that area. Do you think I can salvage this or is it time for new forks?

I don't even know how I would go about sizing new forks. Any pointers?


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DCLane

Found in the Yorkshire hills ...
A pillar drill might have helped here.

But methinks new forks would be sensible.
 
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Bman

Bman

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Location
Herts.
I fixed it!

It took 4 hours of careful drilling, but I managed to remove all the waste metal without too much damage (maximum ~1mm)

It looked worse than it was. The paint is chipped but the structure is solid. Once its all clean Ill post some pics. You are a critical bunch :smile:
 
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