Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > BMX
Reload this Page >

Breaks

Notices
BMX Dirt, vert, flatland or street? Drop in the BMX forum to talk to other 20" riders around the world. What is the best BMX bicycle for you? Learn all about it here.

Breaks

Old 04-05-05, 08:02 AM
  #1  
invision
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Haven Connecticut
Posts: 34

Bikes: Poverty Buck99

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Breaks

Hey I have gyro breaks and I wanted to ask a question about them. Whenever I move my handel bar or turn with them I here a clicking sound and i see the gyro plate move like up and down when I turn the handel bars left and right is that normal how do I fix it?
invision is offline  
Old 04-05-05, 09:42 AM
  #2  
FLyBOy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 406
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by invision
Hey I have gyro breaks and I wanted to ask a question about them. Whenever I move my handel bar or turn with them I here a clicking sound and i see the gyro plate move like up and down when I turn the handel bars left and right is that normal how do I fix it?


I think you mean 'brakes' not 'breaks'. And you know whats cool? I have this problem covered on my website already!! So, if you don't mind reading the whole thing, I think that it would help you. It is kind of long, but if you would read it I think it would help you solve your problem. Here's the link: http://www.geocities.com/flyboyf3/

Just go to the 'Maintenance Tips' section, and the first tip there called 'Fine-tuning your rear brakes' should help you solve your problem.


When your gyro is making a clicking noise, it just means that it's not tight enough to hold it in place when you turn your handle bars. It is easily fixed, and like I said, I have the instructions on how to fix it at my site. So go ahead and check it out, it may even help you with other parts of your brakes too. You never know....
FLyBOy is offline  
Old 04-05-05, 02:36 PM
  #3  
invision
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Haven Connecticut
Posts: 34

Bikes: Poverty Buck99

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hey flyboy i did everything it worked it stop making the noice i got the gyro stright. But now the brakes are hiting the wheels and I tryed adujusting the gyro cable barrel but only made it alittel better and the wire was really lose after i adjusted it. I asked my dad he said that since the breaks are not hitting it to much and the gyro isnt making any noice that i should just ride the brakes wore the breaks down from riding and it will be better.

Last edited by invision; 04-05-05 at 02:41 PM.
invision is offline  
Old 04-05-05, 04:02 PM
  #4  
FLyBOy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 406
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by invision
Hey flyboy i did everything it worked it stop making the noice i got the gyro stright. But now the brakes are hiting the wheels and I tryed adujusting the gyro cable barrel but only made it alittel better and the wire was really lose after i adjusted it. I asked my dad he said that since the breaks are not hitting it to much and the gyro isnt making any noice that i should just ride the brakes wore the breaks down from riding and it will be better.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by they're hitting the brakes. What part of the brakes is hitting the wheel? And what part of the wheel are they hitting? The rim or the tire? If you could be a little clearer and more specific then maybe I or someone else here could help you. I'm glad you got the gyro issue straightened out though. I think that it is kind of cool knowing that a tip that I posted on some cheap website of mine worked for someone! I'm glad it worked for you, you must know how to follow instructions! I'll wait to see what else you have to say about that tire rubbing thing, maybe we can figure it out.
FLyBOy is offline  
Old 04-05-05, 04:22 PM
  #5  
invision
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Haven Connecticut
Posts: 34

Bikes: Poverty Buck99

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yeah man it helped alot thanks. The brake pads are hitting the wheel alittel is what I mean.
invision is offline  
Old 04-05-05, 04:42 PM
  #6  
bmexican
bmxracer
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: new egypt, some hick town in new jersey
Posts: 121

Bikes: i own a gt ricochet hardtail mtb, a cannondale road, and full suspension mtb, a haro tr 2.1, a diamondback viper that i rebuilt painted and rebuilt with lighter parts, a brand new H&H race group race bike, and a eastern metalhead

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
either your brake cables aren't tightened equaly in the back by the wheel or your wheel isnt straight in the drop-outs (chain tensioners help). try straightening the wheel. and the clicking noise comes from the adjusters not being even with each other, not from being loose. if the left side barrel is screwed in a lot and the right side one isnt screweed intoo far, than itll click when it spins

Last edited by bmexican; 04-05-05 at 04:49 PM.
bmexican is offline  
Old 04-05-05, 04:42 PM
  #7  
pnj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: seattle
Posts: 1,083
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
if the pads are hitting the rim evenly, you should be able to loosen the one bolt that the lower cable clamps onto and put some slack back into it.

this will allow your pads to pull away from the rim a tad.

does that make sense?
pnj is offline  
Old 04-05-05, 04:55 PM
  #8  
sxe fbm rider
Senior Member
 
sxe fbm rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 1,259

Bikes: Fbm Night Train, Fixed Club Fuji(so sexy).

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
with all the break talk, I may as well mention I am back to springs on my breaks. No more rubber bands.
sxe fbm rider is offline  
Old 04-05-05, 05:35 PM
  #9  
FLyBOy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 406
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by sxe fbm rider
with all the break talk, I may as well mention I am back to springs on my breaks. No more rubber bands.

Ha, no more rubber bands, interesting idea. I guess if you were desperate it would work.
FLyBOy is offline  
Old 04-05-05, 05:38 PM
  #10  
FLyBOy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 406
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by invision
Yeah man it helped alot thanks. The brake pads are hitting the wheel alittel is what I mean.

I'm glad I could help you invision. Yeah, you should check to see if your rear wheel is centered in the dropout evenly, that could definetly be the problem like bmexican said. If that's not it, check to see if the brake pads are low enough in the adjuster slots so that they won't touch the tire (the tread) but high enough to touch evenly on the rim on both sides. Either of those could be your problem (or maybe both).
FLyBOy is offline  
Old 04-05-05, 05:49 PM
  #11  
legalize_it
legalize bikes
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: bucks county, PA
Posts: 1,250

Bikes: too damn many

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by sxe fbm rider
with all the break talk, I may as well mention I am back to springs on my breaks. No more rubber bands.
what happened, did they 'break'? or did they 'brake'?
legalize_it is offline  
Old 04-05-05, 07:27 PM
  #12  
queensrider86
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: jamaica queens nyc
Posts: 1,734

Bikes: standard sta-r ox mark4

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by legalize_it
what happened, did they 'break'? or did they 'brake'?

he used to have rubber bands on his brakes instead of springs.


i don't know much about brakes, but there is this v shaped thing that holds a straddle cable, and you can pull that back or adjust the straddle cable
queensrider86 is offline  
Old 04-05-05, 07:35 PM
  #13  
sxe fbm rider
Senior Member
 
sxe fbm rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 1,259

Bikes: Fbm Night Train, Fixed Club Fuji(so sexy).

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
They were just fine. the rubber bands still worked when I put the springs on. My friend was truing my wheel for me at his house and asked if I wanted him to make my them work nice with springs. So I went for it.
sxe fbm rider is offline  
Old 04-05-05, 08:19 PM
  #14  
queensrider86
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: jamaica queens nyc
Posts: 1,734

Bikes: standard sta-r ox mark4

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
the only reason i'm brakeless is because i ****ed them up and i didn't want to mess with them. i bent my rims alot and they would always rub. i still carry a spoke wrench wherever I go
queensrider86 is offline  
Old 04-08-05, 06:58 PM
  #15  
iweargirlspants
MY HASS!
 
iweargirlspants's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 251
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
well if your gyro breaks run a strait cable it improves your BRAKES
iweargirlspants is offline  
Old 04-08-05, 08:25 PM
  #16  
lunchbox
l33t
 
lunchbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cleveland, Oh
Posts: 646

Bikes: I own a fit

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I ride brakeless and i love it!!
lunchbox is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.