It sounds like you have v-brakes (linear pull). There's a small screw (either a phillips head or hex head) at the side of each of the calipers. You center the brakes by adjusting these screws. To move a caliper away from the rim, turn the small adjustment screw clockwise (tighten). To move the caliper towards the rim, turn the screw counter-clockwise (loosen). As long as you've checked to see that the front wheel's axle is fully in the dropouts on the fork, centering the brakes using the small adjustment screws should solve your problem-
Last edited by well biked; 09-22-06 at 07:15 AM.