Bicycle Mechanics - Broken spring adjustment on V-brakes
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10-13-08, 02:12 AM
The screw will no longer tighten the spring on the brake arm because the spring wore through the cheapo plastic groove so the screw just goes right past it (sorry I don't have pictures to explain better). My fault for over tightening? Or, perhaps just the fate of cheapo no name x-mart brakes? Can I buy just the spring adjustment piece, or should I look for a whole new brake arm? Do they make a metal spring adjustment piece as opposed to a plastic one?
Thanks for the help.
10-13-08, 02:38 AM
You can buy low-end Tektro brakes from your LBS for less than $10. No plastic parts, pads included.
10-13-08, 10:52 AM
Thanks, I'll go check them out this afternoon.
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