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Terrible instructions for installing caliper brakes

I just purchased a 20 inch Huffy girls bike with front & rear caliper brakes and the instructions are ridiculous. I'm sure once you've done it it's very simple but they don't have illustrations that show you the necessary steps. I've never set up caliper brakes before. can't seem to find out how to get more cable to pull through into the brake lever.

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The cable has a stop on it that threads thru the lever housing. It also usually has an external threaded nut for adjustment. You need to start the adjustment process by screwing the "nut" all the way against the housing. Then you move to the "caliper" itself. The cable is held in place by a compression nut. Pinch the caliper with your hand until it is almost touching the rim and then tighten the pinch bolt. You can then fine tune the adjustment by using the nut next to the lever housing. As you screw that nut out the brake pads will move in towards the rim and vice versa...hope this helps!

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