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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:06 pm 
Karma Queen / Cake Meisterin
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I cannot seem to stop v brakes from being pushed in on the noodle side. could anyone tell me why this should be and offer me a cure. :?

And on another topic. Why can I only upload avatar pictures of 8mb yet others have huge ones?? :? :?

Thanks :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:38 pm 
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Check the obvious stuff first. Make sure the springs are in the same hole in the bosses. Is the pad sticking/does it have a lip on it which prevents it from returning? Which brake is it?
This might be helpful and explain it clearer:
http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=21[url]:wink:[/url]


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:11 pm 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
Check your cable routing, is the cable outer too long and as a result pushing the brake in on that side?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:00 pm 
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I always find that the small fine adjustment screws need to be tighter on the noodle side to compensate for the cable pressure.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:52 pm 
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fine adjustment screws? stuff that. unclip spring and bend back until they are both equal tension :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:09 pm 
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gump wrote:
fine adjustment screws? stuff that. unclip spring and bend back until they are both equal tension :D

Thats more of a larger adjustment. Though as a fellow bodger, i like your style :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:13 pm 
Karma Queen / Cake Meisterin
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gump wrote:
fine adjustment screws? stuff that. unclip spring and bend back until they are both equal tension :D


Is there any chance that this could end up like cutting the leg of a chair to stop the wobble, a bit here, a bit there, no a bit more here, now a bit more there o'dear Thats bu**ered it :lol:

That last bit is me all over :D

I might take a movie of it and then let you advise. Thanks for the imput up till now though, I'll give it all a go.


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