this weekend i spray painted by bike and put decals on it while it was fully dissasembled. but when i put everything back on, the brakes were messed. they squeeze but dont come back. and the brake lever is loose. did the paint jam up the cables? i need to fix it
Trek 1000, two mtbs and working on a fixie for commuting.
If the bike was fully disassembled, then the paint couldn't of jammed anything.
Does it feel "loose" (as in no resistance) or does it feel like there is a lot of resistance. If it is jammed up from paint, dirt, etc. if would fee like there is a lot of resistance.
Grab the two brake bodies (the two sides with the pads) and squeeze them until the pad touches the rim. They should bounce back. If they don't then you have a prob with the spring in there - either wrong hole, or missing the spring or w/e.