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adjusting rear brake to fit new wheel

Old 01-05-12, 06:13 AM
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adjusting rear brake to fit new wheel

Replaced a rear wheel on a bike. The old wheel, as I came to find out, had a width at the brake surface of 0.9", and the new wheel is 0.775." The brake lever now bottoms out. I looked at the assembly and can't figure out how to bring the pads in closer. If I move the barrel adjuster to the max it helps a little but I need more. I tightened the spring and it moves the pads in but it also lowers the mount and I hit the tire before I got to the spacing that I wanted.
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You need to reset the cable, not try messing with the barrel adjustor, thats for when the pads had been correctly set, and to compensate for wear.

There is a how to on the Park Tools site - https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-...-brake-service
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