The Sunday Afternoon Ride


Situation 9

Yes, the cause of the loss of brakes was because the bike had been squashed down on its forks when it had been tied on the trailer. With the large amount of flex in the forks in a small bike this can sometimes, as in this case, cause the disc to push against the pad and push it back away from the disc and, at the same time, push the brake oil back up the brake lines. Pumping the lever had pushed the oil back down the brake lines and brought the pad out to the disc again. The bike has stopped but his fingers had been sore for some time. With the bike off the stand, Peter checks the fuel by: