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Old 10-10-06, 05:04 PM   #1
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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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check the return spring.

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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.
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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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