I recently purchased a 2002 Montesa Cota 315. I got the bike for a good price and it is in pretty good shape, except for the front brake. The previous owner described it as having a "wooden" feel, and he sent me new pads that I installed. This seemed to do a lot for improving the feel of the brakes, but they still were not right.
I ordered a master cylinder rebuild kit from "Apex" and I think they sent me the wrong one. I have since spoken with Denise at Apex, and she is checking on the possibility of them listing the wrong part. So far they have been great folks to deal with, and I'm sure they will get me straight on the rebuild kit.
My problem is when I took the master cylinder apart everything looked fine. I put it all back together and it took me forever to get the brake to develop any pressure at all, but it finally did. Even after bleeding it for some time, and not seeing any bubbles at all, the brake is now worse than it was when I started.
Am I missing something here? I understand that trials brakes should be pretty strong, but this is just not getting it and I'm about at my wits end. Yeah, I know, that might be a short trip for me, but I would really appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction.