Need help Adjusting V-Brakes.

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by glore2002, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. glore2002

    glore2002 New Member

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    Hello again my friends around the world!
    My Raleigh M20 has Raleigh V-Brakes and I would really appreciate if you could help me telling me how to adjust these brakes in order to set them properly without touching the rim. Do I have to adjust the spring by turning the screws?, Do I have to unscrew the handle?. Well, any easy steps to follow will be great.

    Thanks again,
    German.-
     
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  2. daveornee

    daveornee New Member

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    http://sheldonbrown.com/canti-direct.html
     
  3. noonievut

    noonievut New Member

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    You can also go on mtbr.com...there is a brake section and if you do a search for "adjusting" and/or "v brakes"...you will find discussions on this topic.

    A few things though:

    - is the rim true, if not they may hit the rim regardless of how much you adjust them
    - first set the brakes up so they are a couple of mm from the rim and aligned properly, then use the tension screws to either loosen the side that isn't a problem, or tighten the side that is
     
  4. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    Thanks David, those pix are worth many1000s of words.. :cool:
     
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