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    Footballus vita est iamlucky13's Avatar
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    This isn't right...

    My last final for the year was yesterday. The sun FINALLY came out in Portland yesterday. I spent the day getting settled for summer (just gonna stay on campus and work), and today seemed like an awesome day for a bike ride. Lo and behold! When I went to take my bike outside, I noticed the rear brake rubbing. Ok, I thought. Quick adjustment.
    Unfortunately, it was a little pin on the sleeve that goes around the brake mount post to keep that part from rotating, thereby keeping tension on the spring. It has sheered off, I guess when I loaned it to a friend for a little ride :confused:
    Guess I'll have to pay the LBS a visit.
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    Bummer. sorry to hear about the hinge in your riding. Hopefully it is a quick and cheap fix

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    i hate it when these little things happen... or like when the screws on the brake pads have stripped???
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

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    Sun in Portland is a rare commodity. Sorry you weren't able to enjoy it
    Give a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a night. Light a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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    Footballus vita est iamlucky13's Avatar
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    Between three shops, it ended up that no one had the piece, so I picked up a set of Deore brake arms for about $20. I probably should've asked the place I got the bike from about covering it since the bike is less than a year old, but it was a relatively small cost and I didn't really care. Hopefully the Shimano stuff is a little better than the Promax that came stock.
    Doesn't Promax focus on the BMX market anyway?
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