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    Stainless steel expands much more than mild steel when heated so the piston may bind in the caliper when they get upto operating temp. So maybe not such a good idea...
    OK, but I'm sure it's not an insurmountable problem...

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    When I'm washing the bike I use my knee to push the pistons in* and slide the caliper. Then pump it back out using the brake lever. This helps stop the pistons seizing, which, as said, they'll do pretty quickly once they're salt infested

    *Only works if you've got sliding calipers as I have

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelnut View Post
    When I'm washing the bike I use my knee to push the pistons in* and slide the caliper. Then pump it back out using the brake lever. This helps stop the pistons seizing, which, as said, they'll do pretty quickly once they're salt infested

    *Only works if you've got sliding calipers as I have
    Or just ride yer bikes more often you FWB lightweights

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Or just ride yer bikes more often you FWB lightweights
    Oi! I ride everyday

    Still doesn't stop the pistons crudding up and seizing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Or just ride yer bikes more often you FWB lightweights
    Alas Italian bikes and salt do not mix.

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