Bicycle Mechanics - Dang brake levers.
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05-07-06, 08:29 PM
Alright. Sometime back, I fell and my back brake lever released itself. I have Hayes HFX-9's and there is a little machanism that when you fall, it releases itself. But now if I hit a ramp or something like that, the brake lever flys out of place and I have to put it back into the little mechanism. It is like loose. Is there any way to prevent the lever from falling out. Thanks.
05-10-06, 12:10 PM
they are seized...wd-40 works wonders
05-11-06, 09:07 PM
the levers are not seized. The move fine but when I hot something like a ramp they fall out of the little cylinder that they are in.
05-11-06, 11:15 PM
Did you lose part of the lever pin? The pin consists two pieces: one is male threaded and one is female threaded; one goes in from the bottom and one goes in from the top.
Checking the parts diagram (http://www.hayesdiscbrake.com/pdf/45-14550DEnglishForWeb.pdf) might help you narrow down the problem.
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