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  • Hope race evo quick fix?
  • Premier Icon mikey-simmo
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    On holiday and our hope evo race piston isn’t returning. Far from tools and bike treks in Ambleside being closed is there a quick fix for a non returning piston?

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Clean them up and force them back in with a plastic tyre lever.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    Wd40

    And then replace seals once back home?

    Premier Icon bikerevivesheffield
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    I’d try silicone spray on the seals and push back into the caliper, even “back to black” or similar, maybe dispensed into the lid and applied with a small print brush or cable tie

    Premier Icon drew
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    Quick clean and careful application of suitable brake fluid to piston normally works for me.

    Premier Icon greeny30
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    If you’re referring to the master cylinder piston, they can crack, if silicone spray doesn’t release it, dismantle and check it over.

    Premier Icon Brianblessed
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    Is the stop plate tight, has the screw come loose (t10 security torx)?

    Premier Icon mikey-simmo
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    Ye it’s the master cylinder which is not returning. It’s behind the securing plate with the security torx screw. I’ve ordered the seal kit. But I’m nowhere close to fit it. Without a fix there will be no riding. If we find a mechanic I doubt they’ll have A the seals and B the time to drop everything to do it. I just wish I’d packed a tool kit!

    Premier Icon gingerbllr
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    If you’re in Ambleside, head to ghyllside cycles – down the alley oppose the cinema. They’re super friendly.

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