Hello All -
I've got a '01 Specialized Expedition Sport. I'm a bike repair novice but I enjoy getting my hands dirty. When I blew my rear tire out, instead of paying $12.00 for my bike shop to repair it, I instead spent $10.00 on two replacement tubes, and went about the task of repairing it myself. Armed only with "Zinn and the Art of Bicycle Maintenance" and a few tools, I went to work. Getting the tire off was no problem. Getting the new tube installed was no problem. Getting the rear tire back on the seat stay was a bit of a challenge - first time it wasn't centered. Re-engaging the rear V-Pull brakes was a bit of a hassle, but not bad. However, I think I screwed up the rear brake allignment in the whole process. I re-positined the brake pads so they are even with the rims. Now however, it seems the brakes are off center. When I pll the front lever, only one arm of the brakes seems to fully engage. The other side rubs the rim. I can move the whole rear mechanism back and forth but it doea not stay centered. I tried adjusting the springs by disengaging them from the retension pins and bending them out, then putting them back. I also fooled with the spring adjustment screws on each side with no sucess.
Any ideas how to fix this problem?
Thanks much for any help!