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ProMax Aluminum linear pull brakes-adjustment

New Fuji Odessa 1. Assembled but rear brakes always on. Adjustment method please. Also front brakes. Left side(sitting on bike) does not make contact-with rim while right side does. I assume you loosen nut and pull cable tighter to shorten stroke and bring closer to rim?
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assuming the wheel is centered in the frame and all is working well, the pressure springs need to be adjusted. using the pressure screws (small screw sticking out of thr side of the brake) you can adjust the return pressure of each side. Loosen the screw on the side that is moving a quarter turn, tighten the screw on the side that does not move. squeeze the brake lever, check operation, continue until the brakes work equally.

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