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Tightening front QR: Brakes Rubbing

Old 10-15-05, 08:37 AM
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Tightening front QR: Brakes Rubbing

I don't understand the mechanics behind this, but it's happening. I can't tighten the front quick release lever as much as I normally would. If I tighten it snugly, the tire can't turn freely, and the brakes stop it at the same spot every time.

do I have a bent rim? And why does tightening the qr affect this? Or is it something else?

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Old 10-15-05, 09:48 AM
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Yes, you may have a rim that is not true. You may also have something wrong with the QR or how you are applying it. Try applying it when you have inverted your bike and see if it does the same thing. Then try it when the wheels are on the ground but have someone apply pressure downward to ensure that the hub is solidly in place and not moving out of position.
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Old 10-15-05, 05:43 PM
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How's the hub" Take off your front wheel and hold it by the axel, then spin the wheel and check to see if you feel anything in your hands coming from the axel. One good spin should keep it spinning longer than the wheel on The Price Is Right and you shouldn't feel a thing on your hands. If it doesn't keep going and stops after the 1.00 goes by just a couple times, it could be something involving the hub axle tightness.
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