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Offline steveg

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Winter caliper cleaning
« on: January 31, 2019, 06:18:47 PM »
Hi All

Just wondering how often day to day riders normally clean their brake calipers ?

I commute 50 miles a day in all weathers

Cleaned mine November and need to clean them again as starting to bind was hoping to get to Spring time

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Re: Winter caliper cleaning
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019, 07:42:24 PM »
Just depends on the weather. 2 or 3 times a year and all golden
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Re: Winter caliper cleaning
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2019, 08:09:06 PM »
I do about 15000 a year and use muc off disc brake cleaner weekly, works for me.

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Re: Winter caliper cleaning
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2019, 09:20:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by Colinhitch [+]
I do about 15000 a year and use muc off disc brake cleaner weekly, works for me.
Hi Colin do u take caliper off weekly or just spray muck off onto disk and brake caliper ?

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Re: Winter caliper cleaning
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2019, 09:28:24 PM »
Just spray it on, done 27000 so far, no problems.

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Re: Winter caliper cleaning
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2019, 09:19:48 AM »
Google Muddysump brake cleaning and look at video :028:
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Re: Winter caliper cleaning
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2019, 11:55:36 AM »
best is drop the caliper and pads and clean with warm soapy water, sounds basic but is the best of the piston seals.

That is from a mate who runs a brake company and also race bikes
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Re: Winter caliper cleaning
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2019, 12:11:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by Snooky [+]
best is drop the caliper and pads and clean with warm soapy water, sounds basic but is the best of the piston seals.


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Re: Winter caliper cleaning
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2019, 04:36:19 PM »
Once the weather warms up a bit with give the calipers a clean

Normally get away with a before / after winter clean up

My commute is now mostly motorway so probably more salt on them

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Re: Winter caliper cleaning
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2019, 05:06:03 PM »
Yep remove calipers and wash out with warn soapy water and then brake cleaner oh and I use the wife's electric toothbrush to give it all a good scrub out  :031:
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