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Old 06-26-12, 06:00 PM   #1
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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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Old 06-26-12, 07:39 PM   #2
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Is your wheel on straight?
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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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