Doing a bunch of maintenance at once, but needed to change out my rear tire. While it was off, took a look at my rear brake pads, and because I wasn't quite sure what the heck I was looking at (from one perspective looked due), decided that once the wheel was off it was pretty easy to pull them, and even if they didn't need changing, I'd get some experience with the process for the inevitable...
Well, removal went fine, brake pads looked great for 12K, so put everything back together. Slipped the caliper back on tightened the bolts, assembled the rear pin..... and that's when things went south. First discovered that the brake lever was squishy, then found out that the wheel was locked as well. Loosening the caliper bolts relieved pressure and the disc would spin, tightening again locked the disc.
Brake feels like there's air in the line, but don't know how. The locking is a bit more concerning. I had gently pried the pads apart before assembly, but did I need to do more?
Thanks for your input!
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