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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:
 

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NC Road Biker
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its road bike
 

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

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80's model but it has brand new cables on it
 

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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
 

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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
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
 

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could it have anything to do with adjusting the cable itself?
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.
 
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