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When I apply my brakes almost nothing happens and it squeeks.. i have tried tightening and loosening them but nothing works.

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Depending on what brakes are fitted (I'll assume V brakes or U brakes for now) here is a similar procedure for both:

On the brake itself, loosen the pinch bolt , move the arms of the brakes inwards, so the pads are 1-2mm from the rim, tighten the pinch bolt. If the pads are down to their wear indicator, replace them. If they are missing the rim, on the ouside of them they have an adjustment bolt, loosen, aim the pads at the rim and tighten.

Adjust the lever tension by spinning the adjustment screw. Get this right for your own preferenece.

An added tip, to get your brake pads working amazing for a week or so, get a cloth, some Coca Cola and wipe the rims. The acid in it, cleans the rims of oil/contaminants and the stickiness grips the pads :)

Vote for me when this works , thanks.

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