I need to know how to attach brake cables to the brakes
I bought aPink Angel bicycle for my daughter's birthday tomorrow - the brake cables arte attached to the calliper brakes but are not connected to the break leavers on the handlebars. there are no instructions how to solve this problem.
Can anyone help me?
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There should be (for lack of a better desciption) a round metal "plug" on the end of the brake cable where it attacheds to the lever. it hooks into the lever and there should be an adjustment further down to the caliper to adjust it.
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Ken, Check the attached links,instruction and guides on removal and install coaster brake. Good luck
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check that the brake pads aren't catching on the rim or the tire, check that the brake cable isn't rusty inside the housing or corroded. check the bolt that attaches the brake caliper to the frame to see if it is too tight.
There is a small tension nut on the cable near the brake calipers on the cable coming from the brake. Loosen that nut and squeeze or loosen the brakes to where you want them and then retighten the nut on the cable.
A bike shop can explain better because it is many small steps. If you can't fix it, then new brake pads will be needed. Once you have the new brake pads you will need to fallow the same steps. You have to break in the pads. If you don't, using the brakes causes execive noise.
The cable runs through a bent piece of aluminum tubing called a noodle. At the end of the noodle is a piece that looks like the business end of a bullet. You need to squeeze the two brake pad levers and insert the bullet on top of the cable catch.
I did no find assembly instructions specific to this model. From what I see in pictures and descriptions it looks like a standard caliper brake on the front wheel. The knob/plug on the cable should fit into a groove and hole on the brake lever if the cable is slack enough to make the connection. You may have to loosen the cable tension nuts at the caliper and at the brake handle (labeled 1 & 2 in the instructions) to get enough slack.
Generic instructions are at:
See pages 21-23 for instructions about adjusting the brakes. You will have to do this after making the connection and it shows the various cable tension nuts that you can use to get enough slack in the cable to connect it. If you loosen the cable tension nuts (1&2) enough you should be able to remove the cable from the slot through the housing, expose the attachment slot in the brake handle by pressing it against the handlebar, insert the knob/plug into the hole and then work the cable back into the slot in the housing. Tighten up the tension nuts and make the final adjustments as described in the instructions.
Are the brakes center pull or side pull?
Center pull would have a nut directly in the center of the brake. Now go to the brake lever on your handle bars and tighten the turn screw where the cable handle is. Keep turning the nut till your brakes grip.
If you have side pull brakes. Then where the cable meets the breaks. Their is a nut that the cable slides through. Loosen the nut and firmly pull the cable till its tight and retighten the nut.