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How do I remove the front tire from my Mesa model bicycle? It seems the front brakes are on too tight for it to just slip off?

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  • Steven Ford May 11, 2010

    What type of brakes do you have? Caliper? If so then there should be one side that pulls out of the caliper. You can check by holding the break pads closed with one hand then wiggling the cable on both sides and one side should have a 'nub' on it. That hold it in place but will slide out if you push it away from the handle bars (down) while holding the pads to the rim.

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The first thing, that may give you enough, 'slack' on the cable.
Would be to minimize the tension at the hand lever end, by winding the adjustment 'in'.
In other words, tighten it up. * maybe 'unhook' the soldered end from the lever.
Normally, also there is a simple 'hook' mechanism on the calliper end. Et voila!
Have fun with that.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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