Hood/brake clamp is loose: How do I tighten it?

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  1. Cablestein

    Cablestein New Member

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    My hood/brake assembly is loose (twists left and right), how do I tighten the clamp??? I can't fine a screw or bolt anywhere, I've taken all the near-by wrap off, and folded up the rubber hood cover.

    This is the first time I'm dealing with this because this is my first road bike. It's a Fuji singlespeed, with what I assume are just cheap hood/brake pieces.
     
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  2. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    What kind of bike are you talking about -- a beach cruiser, a track-type bike, or something else? You make it sound like a road bike, but ...

    Post a picture of the brake lever -- there are several types (as you may have observed), and a different tool is used (usually an Allen wrench) for different levers.
     
  3. Cablestein

    Cablestein New Member

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    It's brake-only hoods put on a singlespeed track bike.
     
  4. Xsmoker

    Xsmoker New Member

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    Loosen the cable from the brake so you can completly depress the brake lever. The allen or screw will be accessable through this opening.
     
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