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The brakes on my wifes bike don't stop her quick enough. How do you make the brakes tighter so when she pulls the handle the bike will stop.

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You un-do the cable for the brake and move the breaks closer to the wheel.
http://www.ehow.com/how_14159_adjust-bike-brakes.html

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