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Brake question

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Milo, 3 Feb 2008.

  1. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    Ive recently had new brake pads and cable fitted on my marin palisides trail.
    The problem i keep having is my brake levers seem to loose there tightness.
    Have used the cable adjusters but that just starts scrapeing wheels which are pretty much true.
    i often clean rims , pads and other things so don't know what causes this i am a bit of a novice when it comes to fixing bikes.
     
  2. Sounds like a spongy cable. Take it back to the shop reckon.
     
  3. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    I don't know what you mean by "lose tightness". Do you mean the levers are coming too far back to the bars?
     
  4. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    No levers have to be pulled back further to lock brakes they still lock fine i just like the levers as tight as possible or i get the fear.
     
  5. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Give the new blocks a while to bed in, then you should be able to adjust the cables and all should be as you like 'em.
     
  6. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Sounds like the cables are stretching? It should stop after a while!
     
  7. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    I doubt the cables stretch at all. The blocks are wearing.
     
  8. To much brake toe-in, poor cable routing, ferrule or noodle not seated properly..