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

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

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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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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