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    break problems

    please help me my breaks are closeing good but the right side break shoe wont open i cant find out whats wrong can you help

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    Call me The Breeze I_bRAD's Avatar
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    check the return spring.

    PS- brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_bRAD
    PS- brakes
    Also, "closing well" instead of "closing good", good is an adjective when you needed an adverb.

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    my brakes are wont to open as well - I thought they were designed this way?!

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    I don't even have a part called breaks on my bike do you?
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    When I see a break problem, I usually recommend a frame replacment.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselDan
    When I see a break problem, I usually recommend a frame replacment.
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    Nice way to help somebody.
    What type of brakes? front or rear?
    v-brakes may need to be cleaned and re-lubed, the post that the brake pivots on can get stiff from old grease and dirt. Remove the brake arms, clean off the old grease and dirt, lightly re-lube and reassemble.
    Or it could be the cable sticking in the housing, remove the cable from the housing, look for rust, fraying, old sticky grease. Replace the cable, use a dry lube, or very light coating of grease before you put it back together.

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