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    Hydraulic Disc Brake Caliper Spreading Tool

    Which is the best one for Shimano hydraulic disc brakes? I have a slight rear brake rub and need to reset the brakes.

    Thank you all in advance!
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    Plastic tire lever always works for me.
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    A small screwdriver
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    Plastic tire lever always works for me.
    Seriously, this would be skinny enough to get in there?

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    A small screwdriver
    Hmmm, who would've thought!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Seriously, this would be skinny enough to get in there?
    Remove the wheel and the pads, a blue Park Tool lever is plenty small enough. Just don't pull the brake lever with the wheel and pads out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Seriously, this would be skinny enough to get in there?
    Try it.

    I can fit the tip of my Pedro levers between the pads and spread them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Remove the wheel and the pads, a blue Park Tool lever is plenty small enough. Just don't pull the brake lever with the wheel and pads out.
    With the pads removed, you can fit all sorts of things inside to safely retract them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    A small screwdriver
    Not unless you're planning on replacing the pads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Not unless you're planning on replacing the pads.
    Well then, I guess I won't be doing that.

    Nothing like the right tools for the job!
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    Visit your mother and ask politely for a wooden spring clothespin. Take it apart and you have 2 spreaders. The taper allows them to be used as sliding shims that won't scratch any surface. Honestly anything with a smooth flat surface will work. You are overthinking the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aclinjury View Post
    Whew! Thanks for the eye candy.
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