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Old 08-25-07, 09:14 PM   #1
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Brake Adjustment

I have a Gary Fisher Tiburon hybrid bike. It has promax caliper brakes. How do I adjust them. The rear wheel can not spin freely. When I pull the lever it looks as if only one side moves. The Side where the cable is screw clamped is the side that does not move. It is constantly touch the rim. Thanks for any help.
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first, make sure your wheel is centered that is if you have horizontal dropouts. If it is centered, you want to tighten the little screw on the caliper (should be philips) and it is near the spring. You might have to tighten the screw on the right caliper side and loosen the screw on the left caliper screw.

http://sheldonbrown.com/canti-direct.html

scroll down to where you see centering adjustment. You may also need to center the pads.
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There is a small screw at the base of each of your brake's arms. Tightening that screw should make the arm move outward.

Honestly, if it was my bike I'd buy a set of lower end Shimano brake arms and ditch the ProMax. You'll only have to do that once. Keep the ProMax and you'll be jacking with them constantly.
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I have a Gary Fisher Tiburon hybrid bike. It has promax caliper brakes. How do I adjust them. The rear wheel can not spin freely. When I pull the lever it looks as if only one side moves. The Side where the cable is screw clamped is the side that does not move. It is constantly touch the rim. Thanks for any help.
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You need to start by telling us exactly what type of brake you have otherwise we can't suggest anything. "Promax Caliper Brakes" is not a brake type.

Is it one of these depicted on this page? http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cantilever-adjustment.html
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Trekbikedude first, make sure your wheel is centered that is if you have horizontal dropouts. If it is centered, you want to tighten the little screw on the caliper (should be philips) and it is near the spring. You might have to tighten the screw on the right caliper side and loosen the screw on the left caliper screw.
Thanks I did it and they work great.
By the way they are direct pull v brakes.
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