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Old 01-12-19, 09:10 AM
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Adjusting Mavic brake spring

I have a set of Mavic brake calipers. The springs do not function properly in one of them. I want to adjust it to work properly. However, I do not know in what direction/order to loosen or tighten the bolts to do this.. I took it apart and see how it works but I am not having success. How is it done?


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There are two common adjustments. One is that you can pop the spring out of the tabs that hold them in and bend them up a bit. Before I do that (which is a last course adjustment), I back off the nut in front of the brake a bit. That will loosen it up and should improve the spring action. The key is to make it as loose as possible with little or no play. Sometimes there is a threaded piece behind the nut and you lock the two together so that the allen nut doesn't work it's way loose.
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There are actually 3 nuts on the front and one on the back. There is the hex nut on the front and 2 others you can adjust with a spanner....all are independent. And the one on the back. One spring up front and one on the back. I've already made it loose/tight and all that. And took it completely apart. I think its just a matter of turning the front and back the right way and amount. Right now I only end up with no spring resistance no matter what I do.
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