Demolition brake help

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5/4/2013 8:37 PM

So today at work (work at a bike shop) a kid came in wanting his brakes adjusted cause they stuck. I fucked with them for like 30 minutes and could not get them to work, they'd tighten but wouldn't sprint back. luckily he had another set of brakes so I tried them and they sprung back, so it was for sure not me putting them on wrong. The springs looked okay and he said he didn't want them so he gave em to me for free.

I'm not interested in riding brakes really but it'd be nice to have them if I ever changed my mind, got bored & wanted to ride them or got in trouble for no brakes.. so I wanna try and make them work or figure out what's wrong.

I googled them and can't find out which version they are, but also saw the spring/cap design is different than every other one. (see pic below) so could it be he just misplaced the spring/cap parts & the ones he had weren't compatible, or what? Cause I'm honestly stumped and don't know

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5/4/2013 8:41 PM

See, this is what I got from google.

unless they're a weird model not showing up in google

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5/4/2013 8:41 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

See, this is what I got from google.

unless they're a weird model not showing up in google

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Mine have this style spring/cover, too. Probably the wrong ones.

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5/4/2013 8:43 PM

well you work in a bike shop so im pretty sure you know what your doing but my guess is that the springs in the inside could of popped out or seezed up

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5/4/2013 8:44 PM

My old brakes were just like that. I couldnt ever get those fuckers right so im interested to find out aswell.

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5/4/2013 8:45 PM

Loose brake mount maybe? I had that problem on my verde for a while

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5/4/2013 8:47 PM

It looks like he tried to replace lost caps with generic ones off some cheap brakes. You're right, i don't think the parts are right for that brake. He probably got them off someone else for free or something.

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5/4/2013 8:57 PM

it's not the springs either, just tried my old Evo II springs and none of them work either, guess they need a specific style or something

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5/4/2013 8:58 PM

WallmartBMX wrote:

well you work in a bike shop so im pretty sure you know what your doing but my guess is that the springs in the inside could of popped out or seezed up

yeah the brakes he brought in when I couldn't get them to work worked perfectly, I was feelin shitty cause I thought I couldn't get a damn set of brakes working right but it was just the brakes haha

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5/4/2013 8:58 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

it's not the springs either, just tried my old Evo II springs and none of them work either, guess they need a specific style or something

ohh well i dont have a clue then

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5/4/2013 9:07 PM

Got it, kept fuckin with the Evo II setup & got them to work.. somehow hahaPhoto

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5/4/2013 9:09 PM

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5/5/2013 10:52 AM

glad you got it to work, demolition brakes are awesome

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5/5/2013 4:08 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/5/2013 4:08 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

Got it, kept fuckin with the Evo II setup & got them to work.. somehow hahaPhoto

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