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Old 07-24-09, 01:31 AM   #1
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Brake QR is stuck/jammed

The quick release on my front brake is jammed.

This is the style of quick release:



I tried loosening the bolt in the centre of the circle with the tab on it, and also the one that holds that cable. I still couldn't get it to unjam. Any one have any ideas?
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Old 07-24-09, 08:18 AM   #2
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Try squeezing the calipers against the rim. Sometimes you have to take the stress off the cable to get the QR to work.
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Sometimes, there's a part of the brake QR that hits the brake arm when rotating. Again this would be fixed by manually squeezing the calipers.
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