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Old 03-15-09, 05:50 AM
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Mountain Bike V-brake quick release cable problem

Hi,

I'm a roadie who just got myself a second hand MTB with v-brakes. The problem i have is that i removed the wheels for transportation and after driving home, i find that i am unable to pull the quick release back on the rear wheel after fixing the wheel back.

It's like there is not enough slack, yet i could remove it first time.

Any help?
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make sure all of the bits of cable housing are properly seated in the stops, and if that doesn't work make sure you're wheel is in the dropouts properly.
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What I bRAD said, plus, check the cable housing end at the brake lever. I've had the same experience when the cable housing pulls out of the lever receiver thus creating a "shorter" cable. Once seated properly, your cable will return to normal length.
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Sometimes, if the pads are set really close to the rim, I've been able to lever the noodle out of the quick release but then had to release some tension to get it back in. Usually, I have this problem because of the ferrules coming unseated though.
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+1 to all above.

Additionally, I have worked on a number of bikes where the tension and tolerances were such that the noodle just did not want to go back in. It can usually be forced (there really is nothing that can be hurt, so don't be shy), but sometimes its just easier to loosen the anchor bolt and get it on that way.

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You can of course unscrew the brake adjuster a little way out before clamping the cable in the cable-clamp. Then screwing the adjuster back down will release enough cable to allow you to release the noodle.
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Originally Posted by onbike 1939 View Post
You can of course unscrew the brake adjuster a little way out before clamping the cable in the cable-clamp. Then screwing the adjuster back down will release enough cable to allow you to release the noodle.
Yeah, I forgot to write this. Try this before loosening the anchor bolt.

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