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Getting vibration/shaking on front brake

Old 07-06-08, 11:28 PM
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Getting vibration/shaking on front brake

About a week ago I had a crash on my Roubaix and since then, I've been getting a slight vibration when i apply my front brake. Cant quite figure it out but it only occurs at the beginning of the braking and usually when i brake lightly. When I look down on my front wheel while riding, it looks like the wheel shakes/vibrates around the hub. I'm thinking that its either 1) an out of true wheel, but visually inspecting it, it doesnt appear too much out of whack or 2) the headset is a bit loose, but this doesnt seem too out of whack either. though to be honest, i'm not sure what the best way is to check on # 2. Any other things i can look for?
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Take it too a shop if you don't think you can trouble shoot it yourself, I'm guessing out of true wheel or a miss aligned pad possibly. If your headset is at ALL lose that needs to be remedied immediately.
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