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The Adjust screw on front brake broken out of plastic bracket, new schwinn mtn bike. Ft brake pad rides on rim.

The plastic holder to tension the brake pad is broken, This is on the left side of the ft wheel.

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The brake mechanism should have a spring to return the brakes to the open position. It sounds like the spring has came loose. Check the spring on the brake mechanism down on the front wheel. It will have a spring on the back side of the brake.

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