If you're going to ride a bike through the Scottish winter then you're going to become an expert at servicing disc brake calipers. The rain, salt & muck that is flying about affects the caliper and eventually leads to them seizing up.
The CBF's caliper was ok but I stripped & cleaned it based on the principle that prevention is better than cure.
|Looks a bit rough|
|Looks very rough|
|Parts to be cleaned up|
|The caliper cleaned up ok with white spirit & and an old tooth brush. I didn't have to remove the pistons.|
|The pistons are pushed back using a clamp|
|The pads have a little life in then but I've got a spare set ready.|
|The carrier gets a coat of paint|