Moutain bike brake problem

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Guest, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    How tight should you make the bolts that hold the brake into the boss? One of the 2 brakes after squeezing the brakes does not spring back but merely stays where it is. If I back off the bolt to the boss a bit, it works fine. The spring is in the topmost position on the boss. Bad spring? Bad brake? Bolt too tight? Thanks.

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  2. Vo2

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    You might find some useful info by clicking here.
    Hope it helps your problem.
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks for all the suggestions. Tried them all. Then I noticed on the good side that the spring that pokes into one of the 3 tension holes protruded through the hole furthur than the other side. I reversed the spring on the bad side (which by the naked eye looked the same both ways) and presto. So I greased it and put lock tite into the post. LBS did maintenance check/adjustment on this bike in July - never again.
     
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