Got a chance yesterday to get stuck in and I stripped both callipers for a good clean and grease.
They were both more or less spotless, which is encouraging.
Seals and dust seals were perfect. The pistons are stainless, butt here was some encrusted crud on the exposed ends. Some wire wool got them acceptable.
I reassembled and then put in the new pads and put ti all back together with some brand new fluid.
Bleeding took a while, even having used a vacuum pump to actually fill the lines and callipers.
I’m still not entirely happy with lever feel, as there seems to be more travel than previously to sustained pressure.
An hour’s shake down today to bed them in however, has proved most disappointing.
While initial bite is mildly better, there is still little progressive build up of stopping power.
I did another bleed after returning, and lever feel is a but better, but even then, not as good as before.
Overall, it was about €80 including new fluid and pads and all for fuck all benefit as yet.
I has a sad