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How do you adjust the brake pads that are too close to the rim

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How do i adjust bike breaks so they will not rub

each type of brake has several adjustments to it, but these vary by model and style.

If the brake only rubs in a spot or two, more likely the rim is out of true.

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Rear brake not releasing

I'm assuming these are rim brakes and not disk brakes. A couple things can cause this, first check to make sure the wheel is true and the rim isn't rubbing on the brakes as it rotates. Next check that the brake pads are not hitting the tire when applied. If they are, then the brake pads need to be adjusted to contact only the rim. If they still aren't releasing then the brake cable could be corroded enough inside the brake cable housing that the spring in the brakes can't return it. drip a little bit of oil (TriFlow works great) on the cable where it enters and exits the housing and work the brakes. If this doesn't work then the brake calipers could have some corrosion on the canti-lever posts (assuming these are V type brakes common to a lot of mtn bikes), a little oil might get them moving again. If the bike is normally stored outside then most likely it's the cable corrosion.

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Replace and adjust brake pads

Is this disk or brake blocks like cantilever or vbrake. I have disks now b ut have never messed with them. If it is not disk then I would just say to make sure that the rear part of the pad hits the rim first. Fine tuning is done by adjusting the turn buckle where the cable goes into the lever. Set the brakes so that when you are pulling hard on the brakes, on dry pavement, set the brakes so that they only get tight enough to not quite lock up. And make sure you use both brakes at the same time. Not just one or the other. adjust the pads by putting one or two dimes between the pad and rim. There are also adjustment screws on the brake arms that control spring tension and in the end the alignment of tire between the brakes. You want the same space between pads and rim on both sides. If they squeal because you have been riding with poorly adjusted brakes take a file to the pads to level them out. Thy will grab better after this. Hope it helps

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How do I adjust the brakes

This brake mechanism has a Lock/Adjuster nut which holds the brake arms together but it is also to adjust them too.....Just hold the brake unit with hand and break the nut loose....loose enough that you can move each brake pad arm seperately but not to loose.....Then squeeze the arms inward until the pads almost touch the rim then tighten back up...this action moves the pads closer to the rim to stop better faster.....Hope this helps..........Metalpoet..........

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Next mountain bike replaced brake pads but to tight. wheel won't spin

Take the wheel off and look carefully to make sure the rim is not touching the pads, then straighten the wheel making sure it isn't rubbing the frame anywhere. You probably need to adjust the cables to restore the cable length lost while compensating for pad wear.

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My diamondback mountain bike brakes need adjustment. the pads sit too close to the rim and rub constantly. how do i adjust the caliper so the wheel turns without interference? is there a document...

For brakes you need an instruction manual or repair book. Brakes are a little too complicated to explain in detail in a simple document. Although the service manuals for the brakes have a decent amount of explanation, they do not outline specific tools and other helpful information.

For the component owners manual you will have to visit that component companies website (ex. Shimano = ( and look under tech documents.

For a good book, try Zinn and the art of mountain bike maintenance or The big blue book of repair from Park tools.

Side note: double check that your cable and housing is seated throughout its route from lever to brake, if the housing comes unseated from the frame stops it will shorten (tighten) the brakes, Also check to see if you have any adjustment at the lever to reduce the tightness of the brake cable (there should be a knurled nob at the end of the lever where the brake comes out, if that is screwed out away from the lever this will shorten (tighten) the cable tension, screw it back into the lever. Finally you can loosen the cable at the brakes, opening them up, then retighten to make the brakes work.

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Men Mountain Bike (26"): How to adjust tention on the rear brakes...

Your bike likely has linear pull brakes so you will need to a. loosen the pinch bolt that holds the brake cable to the noodle (down at the wheel). You then pinch the brake in towards the rim with your hand until it's almost touching and then retighten the cable. You can then do some fine adjustment on how close the brake pads are the rim with the adjusting nuts up at the levers.

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How do I adjust the front brakes on my bike?

there are two wayes of doing this up twards the handle you will see a thumb screw on a threded shaft turn it counter clockwise thats the fine tuning if thats not enough turn it clock wise so the cable gets slack next follow the cable down to the calapers you will see the stranded cable go through a nut and bolt now what you do is loosen that nut pinch the calapers close to th rim at the same time pull the stranded cable through the slotted bolt once you have done that tighten that nut nice and tight if you feel you the brakes are to tight go back the fine tuning knob bach by your lever and loosen it for your comfort ps just look at the mechanics by pulling the handel following the cable im sure you can figure it out dont tighting it so hard that you end up going faster than your bike good luck

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We have bought a new bmx for ouf our son. we have had to build it ourseves but dont know how to set up the brakes. can you help.they are normal pad brakes.

Set the height of the pads and turn them so they line up with the rim. Next squeeze them tight against the rim with your fingers and then pull the lower end of the cable through to take up slack and tighten the cable clamp nut. Fine adjustment can be made at the handle bars.

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The brakes on my bike are sticking what are the phillip head scre

If you're talking about the screws where the brake arms mount on the posts and not the bolts that hold the arms to the post; they are for adjusting the springs that adjust side to side movement. With your wheel running perfectly centered in the forks and the cable adjusted so that the brake pads have enough clearance, you can use these screws to make either pad come closer to the rim . If your brake is rubbing only in one or two spots there is a chance that your wheel is not trued. In other words the screws are for side to side adjustment. Hope this helps.

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