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Old 10-15-06, 07:17 PM   #1
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Setting up tektro breaks... With MS Paint illustration

So, I just bought a new break and Im a little confused as to how to set it up.
In which picture is the line running the right way? Im not sure where the... er. stopper at the end of the line should be.



The tektro level I got is not the exact same in the picture, but hopefully you'll get the point.

edit: Sorry guys, completely wrong picture.

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Old 10-15-06, 07:29 PM   #2
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Old 10-15-06, 07:34 PM   #3
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The pictures don't show breaks
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pic 1..... it wouldnt even pull in pic 2..... you could have just played with them in your hands.
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Old 10-15-06, 07:50 PM   #6
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have you ever seen a bicycle before?
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Old 10-15-06, 07:56 PM   #7
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Depending on the brake, they will both work. Pic 2 will push the housing towards the brake. Pic 1 will pull the cable away from the brake. I've set them up both ways depending on the type of brakes, but I can't remember which way worked for which brakes. Just use the one that works.
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pic 1..... it wouldnt even pull in pic 2..... you could have just played with them in your hands.
What? No. It's totally like in pic 2. Geez, with it set up like in the first picture you'd die fo' sho'.


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Old 10-15-06, 08:15 PM   #9
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worst question ever!
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Old 10-15-06, 08:21 PM   #10
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I'm guessing the OP is using cx levers with old centerpull brakes?
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Old 10-15-06, 08:40 PM   #11
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What the heck happened to the original image(s)?
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What's up with this thread? Do i have to be stoned to get this, or am i already stoned?
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Here ya go buddy, I did it in MS Paint as well, so that you would understand it better:

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wait wait, you drew a bike in ms paint, and it DOESNT have kangaroo cranks? for shame
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Good luck with the radially spoked rear wheel
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That's right. You just pull the lever, it drops the needle, and she (he?) goes flat out super fly on the dance floor. Dig?
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I love that velospace has that picture on the site. Way to go greg!
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I love that velospace has that picture on the site. Way to go greg!

I couldnt figure out how to delete a picture, otherwise I'd stop wasting space.

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If you're gonna do endos like that everytime you use the brake, I'd go brakeless.
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If you're gonna do endos like that everytime you use the brake, I'd go brakeless.
thats not an endo, thats a stylish dismount.
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