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    brake problems

    i just got a new bike, but the brakes aren't very good, i can't endo with them. i tried to tighten them, but i didn'y wrk! how can i get my brakes to work better. the brakes are new-state brand if u need 2 no. Any advice?
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    Idk know if this will work but take the brake pads of and clean them and also clean the rim also. Plus remeber to dry both them off.

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    You should try doing an endo without your brakes since they arent working anyways. Not trying to be mean, i just thought thats how they were supposed to be done.

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    dang idk no of like any bmx bikes that have front brakes but take all ur brakes off and and do them without brakes its not hard

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    how can you do endos and stuff w/ loose or no brakes??? mainly, i just want to backhop and stuff dude.
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    theres a couple ways..one way is to use ur foot

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    You can do a footjam... backhops are trials, you should get hydraulic brakes or something for that, not to mention a trials bike.

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    Actually backhops (rear pogo) were one of the basic building-block tricks in the early days of freestyle. And you still see Matt Berringer throwing them in a run every now & then. But then, that's Berringer.
    Anyways, for the OP: to help you adjust your brakes, we'd need more info. What style of brakes? What Brand? Chrome rims?
    And to be brutally honest, I get the feeling you might not be able to fix them yourself even w/ our tips.
    Best best - take the bike to your local shop, have them do it & ask if you can watch & ask questions.
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    1. Sand your rim
    2. Clean it off
    3. Sand your brake pads or get new ones (Eagles or Kool Stop)
    4. Make sure the spring tension is good.
    5. Use the search button next time you have a question that has been answered a million times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    You can do a footjam... backhops are trials, you should get hydraulic brakes or something for that, not to mention a trials bike.
    footjam?, sorry guys, i'm new i dunno this stuff
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    You put one foot in the front tire, and balance on the front wheel when the back comes up. It's cooler if you get the rear wheel all the way up to your ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    You put one foot in the front tire, and balance on the front wheel when the back comes up. It's cooler if you get the rear wheel all the way up to your ass.
    thats a grand idea. probly wouldnt feel very good though.

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    It feels better that way too.. maybe not quite that far if the wheel was spinning fast. I'm too much of a ***** to do it on top of a bank or quarter yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    You put one foot in the front tire, and balance on the front wheel when the back comes up. It's cooler if you get the rear wheel all the way up to your ass.
    Your pushing it a bit there, but I like where you are going.
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    they r really fun i do them on flat land all the time just because i feel like it and then like i try to hop the bars and stand on the front wheel..dosent usally work out to well just becarefull u dont go to far cause then u end up on ur face ont eh ground

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    du yu knot goe skool 2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FitRider 921
    du yu knot goe skool 2?
    hahahaha. the endo without front brakes or footjam, this is what i was talking about. this has been posted before. look at the second section called back hop. correct me if im wrong but, that is still and endo right?

    http://www.bmxbasics.org/new/bmx0703.html

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    yea just get used to doing it without brakes cause its better in the long run

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    That would be a nose manual if you're rolling, or a nosepick if you balance on something and come back down off of it, or a nosebonk if you just tap something.

    If you just pick up the back and set it down, it's a failed nose manual, the end.

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    is a nose pick just a backwards fufanu?

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