I am putting together a frankestein and i cant get the rear side pull caliper brake to work at all..
I realize the rear brake is only about 20% of the stopping power, but on this bike it is barley noticeable.
I can depress the brake lever as hard as possible and the rear wheel still moves with little resistance.
I started replacing parts one by one with no luck. New pads, new cable, new housing, newish brake levers, fresh lube inside the housing, and a like new caliper.
Granted i am using the old school type of housing, with no plastic coating inside, as well as a steel rim. But I can't believe that these are enough to cause this much of a problem.
Any help would be appreciated, this is driving me nuts!