I've got a problem here: My vbrakes are skimming the rims now, and I wanted to loosen them so them don't scrape the rims anymore but the problem is that I don't know how to "loosen" the vbrake arm (i.e, to pull it slightly further away from the rims. On the back brake, the pads skim the rim and brake a bit without pulling the brake lever but at the front, it's halfway to locked wheel. The left pad moves about a millimeter to the right when I pull the front brake's lever. It's not stuck against the rim but it's skimming 80% of the time. I was wondering: How on earth can I make it so my wheels aren't constantly being braked upon?
Thanks in advance,
PS: Brake arm or caliper arm? Not sure.
NEVERMIND. When I took the wheel off I saw that both v-brakes were badly aligned. I'll try and follow what Parktool say but I have a feeling I won't succeed.
This is the setting of the pad vertical surface relative to the rim vertical surface. The vertical face of the pad should be set parallel to the face of the braking surface.
Vertical face alignment