Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Iowa City, IA
Bikes: 2008 Surly LHT, 2008 Trek 7.2fx
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Rear Cantilever calipers stuck!
So, as I was on my way into work today, I came to a stop light and pulled on my brake levers and found that my right brake had NO resistance in it. Yikes. As the light was red, I turned around to take a look and found that my brake cable had come unhooked. I tried connecting it again, but was difficult given my gloves and the limited time I had before the light turns green. Anyway, I just rode it to work and back home like this.
Now that I'm home, I've been able to take a closer look at my brakes, and it appears my rear calipers are stuck and won't spring back open. I can manually pull them into the open position, although it is somewhat difficult. Any suggestions on what to do? The brakes are the Tekro Onyx that come on the LHT complete.
I am going to take them apart and try to clean and lube them tomorrow morning, and see if that helps. I'm thinking that perhaps it's just all the grit from the winter riding conditions, but not really sure. Any words of wisdom before I start?