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Old 03-18-10, 09:16 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 03-18-10, 09:34 PM   #2
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How far does your brake lever pull when you apply the brakes? Should be halfway to the bar or less.
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Old 03-18-10, 09:34 PM   #3
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Here's a good guide that ought to help: http://parktool.com/repair/byregion.asp?catid=14
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Old 03-19-10, 09:11 AM   #4
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When something breaks on a bike you should have it repaired, especially with the brakes.
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Old 03-19-10, 09:19 AM   #5
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http://bicycletutor.com/sidepull-caliper-brakes/
http://bicycletutor.com/adjust-v-brakes/
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Old 03-19-10, 07:33 PM   #6
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Well, first, you adjust the pads so that..

Eh, go check the links that are already posted.
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