How to build a brake mechanism

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6/5/2013 3:05 PM

Just got my brake mechanism back from my friend, it's in loads of pieces.

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It's this except ALL of it is taken apart except the pads, the two arms on it are seperate and all the bolts are taken off.

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6/5/2013 4:22 PM

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6/5/2013 4:31 PM

You really can't figure this out without asking?..

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6/5/2013 4:34 PM

ii Krxfted wrote:

You really can't figure this out without asking?..

What connects them both together???

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6/5/2013 4:35 PM

KaneF15 wrote:

What connects them both together???

Straddle cable and cable hanger.

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6/5/2013 5:01 PM

ii Krxfted wrote:

You really can't figure this out without asking?..

KaneF15 wrote:

What connects them both together???

Xxohioanxx wrote:

Straddle cable and cable hanger.

What goes underneath the spring?

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6/5/2013 5:20 PM

KaneF15 wrote:

What goes underneath the spring?

The brake mount, I guess.

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6/5/2013 9:09 PM

The arms are separate items. As mentioned, they function as a whole item when installed, via cables.

Each arm needs a spring and a spring tensioning device and a bolt to hold the arm/springs to the frame.

The springs are for the left and right. You must put the correct spring on the correct arm.

Put an arm on your brake post and see how well it rotates. If it seems tight, you can sand the post down a bit.

Put grease on the post.
Put brake arm on post.
Put the spring in the arm.
put the tensioning thing ontop.
place the bolt in the post.

Turn the tensioning device thing so the brake arm pulls away from the rim.
Tighten the bolt.

You'll probably have to adjust both sides with a tad more/less tension.
You only need enough tension to pull the pad away from the rim.

Ask if you have any other questions.

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