Bicycle Mechanics - quick brake calipher question
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
01-14-08, 05:03 PM
when cleaning the brake calipers on my trek 1000 i lost the small plastic casing that goes around the spring so the spring does not rub against the actual metal. how important is this part? while looking at other bikes i noticed that they did not have this part. is it worth replacing?
01-14-08, 07:49 PM
I would'nt worry too much about that. Some brake calipers dont even have those little plastic pieces you speak of. Just polish the contact area where the brake spring end rests/slides and it should be okay.
An occasional drop of oil or chain lube (don't ask what kind, please!) will help, too.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.