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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:47 pm 
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Hi

Might seem like a daft question...but how do you remove a U-brake?

I have undone the long bolts from each side, each brake arm twists freely but they don't simply slide off as I expected. I can see a small pin sticking out that looks like a spring but can't work out what I should do to get the brake arms off?

I'm plan to 'caustic soda' out the seat post soon and don't want to unintentionally melt the u-brake!

Thanks for any advice!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:52 pm 
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Should just pull off mate
The end of the boss might be damaged or Summat


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:03 pm 
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Vigorous yank.
The studs are the same as a Canti stud. That's what the pin is for.......


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:31 pm 
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I have a feeling I've had some that needed a grub screw removing before they would comes off.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:32 pm 
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errm....no......U brake studs are thicker than canti studs and no pins involved. They should just pull off mate...no grub screws or anything. Light tap with a hammer or some penetrating oil may help. :D

mattr wrote:
Vigorous yank.
The studs are the same as a Canti stud. That's what the pin is for.......


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:55 am 
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Antstark wrote:
errm....no......U brake studs are thicker than canti studs and no pins involved. They should just pull off mate...no grub screws or anything. Light tap with a hammer or some penetrating oil may help. :D

mattr wrote:
Vigorous yank.
The studs are the same as a Canti stud. That's what the pin is for.......
Yup, i had a look :oops:


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