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    brake pads sticking

    i have 1989 shimano 105 side pull brakes on my trek 560, and the pads are sticking to my rim. They only stick when on the bike so its not a problem with the assembly being to tight. If i squeeze the pads onto the rim with my fingers they do spring back. What would be causing them to stick when i pull the brake lever, and how can i fix it?

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    sounds like maybe the cables are binding somewhere. new cables and housing may solve the problem
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    I agree with Bianchigirll and also clean your rims with rubbing alcohol .
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    Or the pads are set too low, so low that the wear is on the upper part of the pad and the lower edge is hooking below the rim and getting stuck when you release the lever.

    The easiest and most reliable way to fix this is to buy new pads and set them so they contact the rim's braking flats squarely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbobcat View Post
    Or the pads are set too low, so low that the wear is on the upper part of the pad and the lower edge is hooking below the rim and getting stuck when you release the lever.

    The easiest and most reliable way to fix this is to buy new pads and set them so they contact the rim's braking flats squarely.
    X2. Just had one doing this. Quick fix, filed off the lip and adjusted the pads properly. They still have half the wear area left.

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