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I am setting up a used set of Hayes Nine's on the front of my bike. I can not get the rotor to stop rubbing. I have pried the pads open with a screwdriver, I have loosened the mounts spun the wheel and applied the brake then tightened the mounts with the brake lever squeezed, I have done the same with the two other allens on the caliper. The best I can do is get the wheel to spin with only a little rub but as soon as I apply the brake the rubbing is worse again. The wheel will not spin. Are the pistons sticking? I have no idea what to do next. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

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it rubs so bad the wheel wont turn? Since they are used, they may need to be taken apart, cleaned and put a new O-ring. Have you made sure the lever is going all the way back out?
 

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the lever is going all of the way back out. I got the brake to the point now that after I squeeze the lever the wheel will turn for 5 seconds after spinning it forcefully. The rubbing stops the wheel. Where is the O-ring?

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it rubs so bad the wheel wont turn? Since they are used, they may need to be taken apart, cleaned and put a new O-ring. Have you made sure the lever is going all the way back out?
 
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