cannot connect front brake after removing wheel
I just bought a new bike yesterday and to get the bike to fit in my car, the guy had to take the front wheel off. He showed me the quick release on the tire and he disconnected the front brake. He showed me how to connect it back, but he made it look so easy!
When I got home, it was not so easy. I put the tire back on and tried to connect the brake but it won't connect! No matter how hard I try to push it together, it's just not enough to make the boot thing go in the little metal piece.
It's kind of hard for me to explain it but the picture of the brake on this page is pretty much what my brake looks like:
If you scroll down a little bit and see the picture where it says noodle unhooked, that's where i'm at right now.
Is there some kind of trick to connect the brake back? I'm not sure if I have the tire on correctly...could this somehow make it harder to connect? I don't know much about bikes except how to ride them and my fingertips are raw from trying to get this brake connected again. I don't think it should be this hard so I must have something wrong. Can anyone help?