Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: San Diego
Bikes: 2006 Bianchi 928 Record and 2002 Bianchi Axis 1x9
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I agree. There are 2 ways to adjust the brakes. The quickest is to turn the barrel adjuster. It sounds like you did this and it didn't solve the problem.
Make sure that the quick release lever on the brake caliper is closed!
If this doesn't solve the problem, then you'll have to re-clamp the cable. It's really easy. Just loosen the cable pinch bolt, squeeze the caliper mostly closed with your hand, pull on the cable to remove slack, then tighten the clamp bolt. This should get you really close and then you can use the barrel adjuster for fine adjustments.
If you're talking about the caliper being skewed to one side, you can usually just grab the whole thing and center it with brute strength. If that doesn't work, you'll have to loosen it from the fork a bit and then realign it that way.