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Old 01-09-07, 03:32 PM
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Brake Alignment

I'm putting my brakes together and I can't get them to line up with my wheel (which is centered.)
Need to know what to adjust to make them work again and stop rubbing.
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Old 01-09-07, 03:41 PM
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Probably the little springs that you wind before you tighten the bolts that hold them on.
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Yes. Furthermore, there is a possibility your wheel is untrue? In which it may appear centered at times and rub other times.
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Or maybe you need to pull the cable through more on one side
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Take them off.
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Naaa, thats for pros and people who break their legs
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Originally Posted by eightdip
Naaa, thats for pros and people who break their legs
Racist. There are so many people on crutches in my school. It's so crazy. But I was the first. The sad thing is, I'm still on crutches. Although the good thing is, is that I can put a little bit of pressure on my leg now. Yay.
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Swell, how long you got now?
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Alright...I forgot to tighten the springs on one side...they are a little squeaky but they work now.
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Originally Posted by eightdip
Swell, how long you got now?
Ummmm... I have to go back to the doctor in another 6 weeks, and then hopefully he will put me on full weight bearing and then it shouldn't be too much longer after that. I'm doing rather well with rehab too, and now it should only go faster because I'm a workout freak and can finally do stuff with my leg. It shouldn't be too long, unless I blow myself up.
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But your mum isn't gonna let you ride am i right?
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Originally Posted by eightdip
But your mum isn't gonna let you ride am i right?
She's going to have to deal with it. My dad already decided that I can ride, but I just have to be "more careful". My dad knows how much it means to me and he will fight for me.
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Originally Posted by Chris Gabriel
Alright...I forgot to tighten the springs on one side...they are a little squeaky but they work now.
If you get them dialed in...you'll be good. Also, then they make a great trueing stand when your wheel needs it.
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I use a brake for trueing, i dont have a front brake so if i ever buckle it, it'll be hard to sort
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921
. It shouldn't be too long, unless I blow myself up.
do it. you wont.
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Old 01-14-07, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by mude
do it. you wont.
If you think so.
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