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How to adjust brakes on mongoose overide bike

I put the new break shoes on as instructed but bike will not stop

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    I have two new Mongoose 20" Racer-X, great bikes but front brkes useless, one sort of works, the other is hopeless.



    Dealer also hopeless..



    I think the brake block material is just too hard or even too long for the little levers.



    Paul Black

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You may need to shorten the brake cable by loosening the thumbscrew locknut, extending the adjuster and re-tightening the locknut. If there isn't enough adjustment, you'll have to shorten the cable by loosening its locknut, shorten the cable by about 1/4" at a time, and re-adjusting your thumbscrew adjustments until the brakes are effective. Also make sure your new shoes are lined up with the sides of the wheels and you may want to lightly sand the surface of the new shoes, just to roughen them a bit so that they seat faster.

Hope this will FixYa!!!

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