So, I'm supposed to be meeting some mates at Llandegla tomorrow at 0900 so I went out to the garage to check the bike over (Ghost ASX 5500). I decided the rear pads needed replacing so set on with that.
I always find it a massive pain to push the pistons sufficiently back in to allow enough space for the disk to fit back in. What's the simplest and easiest way to do this? I always feel like I'm going to break something it takes that much force! (I have Avid Elixir 3 brakes.)
I got the wheel back on but it wasn't rotating freely so I decided to have a bit of a bez on it and a few hard brakes to see if the pistons would move in a bit but it didn't work, still not rotating freely.
I'd appreciate any help with this.
However, it isn't my main concern! Just at the point at which I decided I would just live with it and hope it would get better as I ride in the Welsh hill tomorrow, I noticed a ******* spoke has come loose, ie away from the little bolt it fits in to at the 'rim end'.
Now, if you haven't already guessed I'm pretty shit at knowing how bikes work. Does anyone know if the bike shop at Llandegla will be happy to fix this as soon as they open the doors tomorrow? How long might it take to fix? I've had a few spokes go recently so I know it is about £10-£15 to fix which is obviously fine, and I really want to ride tomorrow!
(Does the fact that I've had a few spokes go recently mean I need a new rim? Already had 2 visits to LBS, first time was 3 spokes second time was 2.)