Re: V-Brake adjustment problem
On Fri, 30 Apr 2004 11:43:20 +0100, "Just zis Guy, you know?"
>John Latter wrote:
>> Er, does this mean that if I took the mounting to bits I
>> might find something similar? And is it easy to do - I've
>> got visions of something like a clock spring
>> irretrievably going 'Boinggg!'...
>It's easy enough and it's never gone "boing!" for me yet.
>Easiest with the wheel off.
>Note which hole the spring is in Undo the bolt holding the
>brake to the boss Withdraw the brake arm gently
>Clean and lightly grease the boss when putting the
>brake back on
>Usually it is best to have both springs in the
>corresponding holes. Cheap brakes usually need more spring
>tension than better quality ones. Sometimes one brake is in
>hole A and the other in hole B; that's unusual IM(L)E but I
>have had to do it before.
>Apply a drop of Loctite to the bolt when reassembling.
>What else? Must have forgotten at least a Several of
Thankyou Guy - that SOUNDS so straighforward that I might
even give it a go - especially now that I've located the 3
holes (btw both 'pins' are currently in the center position)
and despite an aptitude for wrecking things in order to see
how they used to work...
'Course, I'm not gonna do anything til tomorrow by which
time my nerve will probably fail & I'll go whining to the
chap at my local LBS for reassurance - he's only 200 yards
away (a fact which he is becoming increasingly aware of *g*)
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