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    I've gotten back on the bike again since a log hiatus and I noticed that my rear brake lever is a bit sticky, in that after braking, it doesn't rebound back to it's standard position. One time it stuck so bad that the brakes were even engaged. I can compensate for this on my rides by just giving it a little flick into the open position and continue on my ride. But I was curious what the best way to fix this was. Just get some WD-40 and spray it on there? When I'm not riding, just with the bike here in the living room, I also noticed that when I squeeze the brake, there is a squeek sound by the back wheel where the break is hitting the rim. I don't hear that sound on my front brake. Could there be something more serious than just a sticky lever?

    EDIT: PS, pics available on request, just not sure if or what pics would be helpful.

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Keep the WD40 away from the bike and check your cables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Keep the WD40 away from the bike and check your cables.
    Check them for . . . ? I'm not sure what I would be looking for, other than that they exist in a continuous line from handle to QR unit.

    EDIT: Thanks for the tip on the WD40. Is there a better lube to be used on bike components?

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek7000ZX
    Check them for . . . ? I'm not sure what I would be looking for, other than that they exist in a continuous line from handle to QR unit.

    EDIT: Thanks for the tip on the WD40. Is there a better lube to be used on bike components?
    If you insist on a spray lube Boeshield is by far the best. You don't want to use a spray lube on greased parts like hubs and headsets. Check the cables to see fi they are sticking inside the housings.

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    Not to hijack the thread, but I'm having exactly the same problem.
    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn View Post
    Check the cables to see fi they are sticking inside the housings.
    How would one go about doing that? Explain as if we're total noobs ('cause at least I am!), please.

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    Maybe some pics of the brakes in question here would be useful?

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