Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Folding Bikes Discuss the unique features and issues of folding bikes. Also a great place to learn what folding bike will work best for your needs.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-15-08, 11:57 AM   #1
jeffy1021
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: SF Bay Area
Bikes: Dahon '08 Mu P8, Litespeed Arenberg
Posts: 86
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mu P8 V-brakes - noodle unhooked

I just got my Mu P8 earlier this month and it's been great to far. It feels good to leave the car in the garage. However, this morning when I hopped on to ride to the train station, I noticed that my front brakes did not work. It looks like the noodle somehow got unhooked. When comparing it with the rear brakes, it looks like there is a piece missing that would hold the noodle in the arm link. Can someone confirm this for me? If this is the case, would they be able to fix it at the LBS or can I fix it myself? I didn't want to try and force anything before I asked around. I also know my bike is under warranty, but if it is something cheap and easy, I rather not wait.

Also, this is my first bike since I had one when I was a kid (15+ years ago), so my technical knowledge is somewhat limited. But I have been reading articles on the sheldonbrown website to familiarize myself with all of the parts and how they work.



jeffy1021 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-08, 11:59 AM   #2
Dynocoaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Pacific Northwest
Bikes: Too many....................
Posts: 3,075
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
pull the rubber boot off. squeeze the brakes together and thread the noodle back onto the fitting and put the rubber boot back on.
Dynocoaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-08, 12:01 PM   #3
snafu21
Senior Member
 
snafu21's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: The Mangroves, UK
Bikes: None.
Posts: 1,896
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Push the rubber sleeve away from the noodle end. Push brakes together - put end into slot.

Nein?
snafu21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-08, 12:02 PM   #4
Dynocoaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Pacific Northwest
Bikes: Too many....................
Posts: 3,075
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
http://sheldonbrown.com/canti-direct.html
Dynocoaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-08, 12:02 PM   #5
snafu21
Senior Member
 
snafu21's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: The Mangroves, UK
Bikes: None.
Posts: 1,896
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Great minds...
snafu21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-08, 12:05 PM   #6
jeffy1021
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: SF Bay Area
Bikes: Dahon '08 Mu P8, Litespeed Arenberg
Posts: 86
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Makes sense, thanks for helping the newbie out. I'll have to wait until lunch time to try. I was so disappointed that I actually had to DRIVE to work today.
jeffy1021 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-08, 12:44 PM   #7
Dynocoaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Pacific Northwest
Bikes: Too many....................
Posts: 3,075
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Keep an eye on your noodle it needs to stay connected.
Dynocoaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:04 PM.