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Old 05-18-12, 06:59 PM   #1
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Rear brake problem

I recently bought a used trek 1500 which has the stock cane creek scr3 brakes and bontreger wheel set. I was adjusting the brakes and it seems that the right side pad can not go low enough to completely clear the tire. The way it is now, it just barely exceeds the top of the track (probably by 0.5-1mm or so) I doubt it's actually touching the tire as there's no marks on the tire, but it certainly should sit lower.

Is there an adjustment to fix this that I'm not seeing? Or is this just poor build quality between the rims/frame/brakes?
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Old 05-18-12, 08:25 PM   #2
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first check that the rim is centered and the wheel seated
if it is

rotate the entire brake caliper clockwise so the right side is now lower, then use the adjustment screw (on top/right) to recenter the arms.
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