I wonder if anyone has experienced this or something similar and can shed some light on this for me
I've got a cyclo cross bike with the Shimano RS505 shifters and RS785 hydro calipers. When I first set them up, everything is fine. I go through phases of not using the bike a lot (tend to ride the road bike more often as I'm a fair weather cyclist), yet when I do, I find the brakes squeal terribly - almost like there is oil all over the rotors, front and back. Around christmas time I re-bled everything, and fitted new pads and rotors. I used the bike quite a bit then and everything was fine. The front brake has however got noticably soft (The pad is quite worn), yet I though it should self-adjust?
I've just got the bike out after six weeks or so of non-use and gone to check it over - the brakes squeal with the tiniest pressure again. I can't see any signs of leaks, there is no sign of oil anywhere, so I'm at a loss to explain it.
Can anyone shed any light?