Bicycle Mechanics - Tektro freestyle brake
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Any one know how to install Tektro FX feestyle brake? Does it require special brake bosses?
My bike has cinventional u-brake bosses, but when I follow the instruction in the manual I get no spring tension at all.
Can anyone help.
06-10-09, 05:44 AM
Is it an FX15, or FX720/730?
With the FX720/730, you screw the mounting bolts all the way in, back one off slightly, use a wrench to turn the spring tensioning nut (the ring with the flats on it around the head of the mounting bolt) so that it pulls the pad away from the rim, then tighten that mounting bolt while holding the nut in that position. Repeat on the other side. You fine-tune the balance by putting a wrench on a nut, loosening the bolt and moving the wrench slightly to give more or less spring tension so the pads are equidistant from the rim, then re-tightening the bolt.
I think the FX15 is just tightened down with the pads as far from the rim as possible, then you adjust the balance by screwing or unscrewing the grub screw that controls one side's spring tension.
Thanks. It is not a FX 15. But it has grub screws. It is already dark on this side of the world, so the brake has to wait until tomorrow.
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