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How to attach front wheel free of brake pads after transport to trail head, the wheel won't re-attach without having the brake pads up against the wheel thus preventing free turning

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Read this from the experts.

http://parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=160


Put the wheel on straight (tight up against the dropouts (those little grooves the axle fits into). Attach the brake cable if it was removed. Test the brakes. If way off center you need to adjust the relative tensions of the two pads so they oppose each other equally enough to keep them both off the rim unless you squeeze the brake lever.

If using the Quick Release to secure the wheel, read up on it.

http://www.bicyclinglife.com/HowTo/UseAQuickRelease.htm

Posted on May 29, 2010

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Place a C-clamp over the caliper as illustrated

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View of the caliper guide pins and boots (1), anti-rattle clips (2), brake rotor (3), outboard pad (4), caliper adapter (5) and inboard pad (6)

To install:
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