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The brakes are rubbing against the tire. How do you adjust them?

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Your wheel is probably bent and has to be trued. You cannot adjust your brakes without the wheel being straight. You will have to take it to get serviced unless you have a truing stand and a good quality spoke wrench.

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SOURCE: Brakes rubbing against tire and I have no idea how

A simple fix is to give the brakes a really good squeeze and this will stretch the cable just a little and should stop them from rubbing. If how ever the rubbing is happening on just one part of the wheel then your wheel may be warped and need repairing by a cycle shop.

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