I keep my bikes in a store room that is below street level. A water main just outside my building burst and the storeroom has been really badly affected by damp, with my bikes being right under the massive damp patch.
I have just bought a hardtail that I've been riding a lot recently and somewhat neglecting my trusty old yeti 575. Today i've had to move all the bikes as the room will be left open to dry out.
When i went to move the yeti the brake pads were seized up on the rotors. I squeezed the brakes and the rotors pads loosened but i've saw fluid leak from the bleed ports on levers.
I think that with the extremely damp atmosphere (mould had formed on my grips and saddle) may have rotted the little rubber seals on the bleed ports but why would that make my brakes seize up?
Do i have to replace brakes or maybe just the bleed seals.
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