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    Tektro Novela Brake Caliber Bolts Stuck (2012 Dawes Haymaker 1200)

    Hey all!

    I just received my Dawes Haymaker 1200, and was able to quickly put everything together - except for the front brakes. The outside brake pad is rubbing against the disc big time, and the mounting bolts are in extremely tight. I'm trying to use a 5mm allen key to loosen them, but I'm not sure which direction to turn, and I feel like I'm going to strip them.

    Any tips? Thanks for your time!

    I'm about at Section II, C, Step 2/3 (but in reverse; trying to remove it to adjust it):
    http://tektro.com/_english/03_suppor...1309307566.pdf

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    Is your wheel on straight?
    "It turns out that what you have is less important than what you do with it."

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    It should be left to loosen it.
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    Thanks guys!

    I just got it. My wheel was on straight, but I just wasn't applying enough force. I thought I would strip it, but apparently its stronger than I thought.

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