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cytotoxictcell 03-18-10 09:16 PM

Brake problem
 
I bought new brakes for the rear tire. They are installed but they are having trouble stopping the tire. Am i suppose to adjust that wire that brings the brakes to the tire rim?

DX-MAN 03-18-10 09:34 PM

How far does your brake lever pull when you apply the brakes? Should be halfway to the bar or less.

mechBgon 03-18-10 09:34 PM

Here's a good guide that ought to help: http://parktool.com/repair/byregion.asp?catid=14

DieselDan 03-19-10 09:11 AM

When something breaks on a bike you should have it repaired, especially with the brakes.

AdamDZ 03-19-10 09:19 AM

http://bicycletutor.com/sidepull-caliper-brakes/
http://bicycletutor.com/adjust-v-brakes/

BarracksSi 03-19-10 07:33 PM

Well, first, you adjust the pads so that..

Eh, go check the links that are already posted. ;)


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