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    Need help with brakes.

    I am riding a road bike that is mostly fine. The back brakes are fine, but the front brakes are the problem. When looking at the bike, the front part of the brake is bent in toward the wheel. Can anyone tell me why this is and how to fix it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowrider View Post
    I am riding a road bike that is mostly fine. The back brakes are fine, but the front brakes are the problem. When looking at the bike, the front part of the brake is bent in toward the wheel. Can anyone tell me why this is and how to fix it?

    It would help to know what type of brakes you have? disk, V brakes...ect????

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    that is true. i have Tektro dual pivot brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowrider View Post
    that is true. i have Tektro dual pivot brakes.
    You need to write better descriptions or provide a picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    You need to write better descriptions or provide a picture.

    from a google search these seem to be U-brakes. Its this true yellowrider?

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    You mean the brake pad is bent inward??

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    bad brakes.jpg
    this is a picture of it. sorry for the inconvience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyed27 View Post
    from a google search these seem to be U-brakes. Its this true yellowrider?
    No.

    Standard tektro dual pivot calipers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowrider View Post
    bad brakes.jpg
    this is a picture of it. sorry for the inconvience.
    That is excessive toe-in on those pads - all you have to do is undo the bolt and squeeze the brakes - this will push the pad parallel against the rim eliminating the extreme toe-in. If it isn't toe-in then the actual caliper arm is bent in which case you're ****ed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowrider View Post
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    this is a picture of it. sorry for the inconvience.

    first i would do is check to see if the pad is loose...Second I would check to see if the bolt is bent. Though looking at the picture it looks like your right side brake is bent badly. Not the pad but the brake itself. That is just my obversation.

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    well thanks... Which bolt do i undo? and do i keep the wheel on when doing this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowrider View Post
    well thanks... Which bolt do i undo? and do i keep the wheel on when doing this?

    The bolt that relaeses the brake pad. Should be a 5mm allen wrench....Yes keep the wheel on!

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    alright, thanks. I will so it right now and report back

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    well... It looks better. It is still a little bent, but looks a lot better. I think i might be screwed o well. i guess that means new brakes. -_-

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowrider View Post
    well... It looks better. It is still a little bent, but looks a lot better. I think i might be screwed o well. i guess that means new brakes. -_-


    Try to bend it back into place...if you cant just replace the front brake....its really not too much money with the style of brakes you have.

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    BTW...Did you crash? Just wondering.

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    That is BADLY bent. You may need to replace the brakes. But try to fix it otherwise before doing so. That is WAY off.
    How do you keep an idiot in suspense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyed27 View Post
    BTW...Did you crash? Just wondering.
    I have been hit with a car, but i am surprised that my front brake was affect. The car hit my back wheel and everything there was fine except for the back wheel of course, which i did replace. It is also good to hear that it won't be too expensive to buy a new one. Thanks for all the help guys.
    Last edited by yellowrider; 11-20-09 at 09:42 AM. Reason: I forgot to add in everything i wanted type.

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