Help with rear brake!

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biketillidie

biketillidie

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Help with rear brake! post #1
Put my rear brake back on today, but the calipers are too tight or something...the brake pads are quite tight against the rim.
Need some help on how to get it just right.





Really need help, otherwise I can't ride!
Rep for any quick answers!!

Ash
 
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TheSamurai

TheSamurai

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Help with rear brake! post #2
loosen the nut on the cable hanger and then give it a little slack. after that, if it's too loose, use the adjuster bolts/nuts (located at each end of the cable, gyro and near hanger) and make it tighter.
 
biketillidie

biketillidie

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Help with rear brake! post #3
Cool dude, will try that :D
 
2WheelPride

2WheelPride

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Help with rear brake! post #4
did you adjust the springs properly the wrench should always move toward the front of the bike.
 
bike ryder

bike ryder

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Help with rear brake! post #5
why are you running brakes ash? and losen the nuts and give slack for the wire.. i think
 
biketillidie

biketillidie

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Help with rear brake! post #6
did you adjust the springs properly
I just figured that out! Damn I feel like such a dumbass haha. Well I'll know for next time! At least they're working now.

Thanks for your help guys!

why are you running brakes ash? and losen the nuts and give slack for the wire.. i think
Well I'm probably going riding in the nearest city to me this weekend, so wanna be safe ;) Brakeless ftw though :D
 
bike ryder

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Help with rear brake! post #7
no problem. have fun with your brakes:?

post a vid of brake tricks lol
 
biketillidie

biketillidie

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Help with rear brake! post #8
Haha, nah man.. It's just so I don't go speeding into any cars/kill and pedestrians :p
 
bike ryder

bike ryder

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Help with rear brake! post #9
good thinking
 
2WheelPride

2WheelPride

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Help with rear brake! post #10
Glade you got them working.
 
biketillidie

biketillidie

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Help with rear brake! post #11
Thanks guys :D
All rep'd!
 
TheSamurai

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Help with rear brake! post #12
biketillidie

biketillidie

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Help with rear brake! post #14
Thanks :)
 

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