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

Wheel removal with Tektro Mini-V brakes

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

Wheel removal with Tektro Mini-V brakes

Reply

Old 07-27-08, 07:50 PM
  #1  
tourbiker
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
tourbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Vancouver/Whistler, BC
Posts: 110
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Wheel removal with Tektro Mini-V brakes

I've just got a flat on my new touring bike and can't figure out how the heck to release the brake pads so I can remove the wheel.

The brakes are Tektro Mini-V with the 'travel agent' (cable winds around this to give extra braking leverage - not all Mini-V's have it). The front brake has both an inline barrel adjuster and quick release feature. But, the rear has the flat and it doesn't appear to have either of these features. It's probably something simple and obvious and I'd be embarrassed to take it to the bike shop. Or, do I have to remove and install the wheel only when the tire is deflated?

Any suggestions?
Thanks!
tourbiker is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-08, 01:33 AM
  #2  
reiffert
Senior Member
 
reiffert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Should be able to squeeze the levers together, then pop the curved metal cable guide out the top of the U shaped stirrup.
The stirrup should have a hole the size of the guide tube and a slot a touch bigger than the diameter of the cable.
reiffert is offline  
Reply With Quote

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