My back bracks

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by Don, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Don

    Don NC Road Biker

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    Well i rode my bike for the first time this morn.Well i got done and noticed my back brack one side of the pad was touching the tire.I spread them apart and and quit.Well i rode it again for a little ways and it done it again.What do i need to do?adjust?Thanks im a newbie so i need some help!Thanks:D:thumbsup:
     
  2. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Road or MTB? For v-brakes, it would be spring tension. I don't know about road bikes so much, with their cute little brake calipers.
     

  3. Don

    Don NC Road Biker

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    its road bike
     
  4. Don

    Don NC Road Biker

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    yea what its doin is u apply the brakes and they are not popping back apart when u disengage them
     
  5. CTD50

    CTD50 DX's Biggest Member

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    How old is the bike? Sounds to me like dirty cables.
     
  6. Don

    Don NC Road Biker

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    80's model but it has brand new cables on it
     
  7. mikebike

    mikebike Florida Cyclist

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    if the cables are cleaned and lubed... the next step is to actually clean and lube the brake itself ( not the pads:rolleyes:)

    Then loosen the brake bolt (the one holding the brake to the frame)center and re-tighten (not overly tight)

    That should do it...

    post back if it worked or follow ups questons
     
  8. Don

    Don NC Road Biker

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    ok ill try that and get back with u..could it have anything to do with adjusting the cable itself?that comes down to the brake?Thanks
     
  9. djcyberlegend

    djcyberlegend Group rookie

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    That's a possibility, if the outer cable housing is too long or out of position where it's secured to the frame it could shift the caliper out of position so that one pad contacts the rim constantly.