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Join Date: Apr 2008
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Brakes rubbing agiainst rim after hard brake?
I recently changed the tires, so I don't know if I did something that may have caused this.
I haven't had enough time on the road to know if it's affecting anything, but when I spin the wheel and then brake extremely hard, the brake pad will stay "stuck" to the rim. Sometimes squeezing the brakes again will give it some room again, but I'm not sure if that's the best way to do it. I thought it was my wheel alignment, so I tried moving it around, and then the other brake pad sticks to the rim.
These are the old two-piece cantilever style brakes. Have I aligned the wheel wrong when I replaced the tires? I don't remember if it did this before with the old tires, but I'm afraid I might have done something wrong? Or are the brakes just not centered?
BTW, I work with my bike upside down on the saddle, could it be that?
Last edited by ShadowGray; 05-12-08 at 03:45 PM.