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    Proper quick release usage?

    Hello,

    About 3 weeks ago I bought myself a 2007 Kona Dew Deluxe. I've ridden bikes alot before, but this was my first foray into disc brakes. They are Hayes mechanical MX4.

    Everything went well until I took off the wheel to transport it. Then after I put it back on the brake rubs. I took it to the shop, they adjusted it and it worked fine, until I took the wheel off.

    I went to the Hayes website and got the instructions for adjusting it, that way I wouldn't have to ride down to the store everytime I took the wheel off.

    I can adjust it and everything works fine, until I take the wheel off.

    I think it has alot to do with the quick release. I'm not sure how to guarantee that I am unwinding each side exactly the same to ensure I don't have to spend a few minutes adjusting the brake.

    Any advice?
    Last edited by Lossy; 09-26-06 at 04:09 PM.

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    It's not the quick release. Your wheel is located laterally by the axle locknuts against the frame dropouts.

    I'm guessing that you are flipping your bike upside down to install the wheel. If that's the case, it's operator error. Try standing your bike on it's own wheels while you snug up the quick release. That'll make your wheels bottom snugly in the dropouts, the wheel will be nice and straight, and your disc brake won't rub.

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    Your Idea Seemed to work this morning. If I run into the problem again I will ask again.

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