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Front brake problem

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Frazer, 12 Nov 2007.

  1. Frazer

    Frazer New Member

    I dont know what has happened to my front brake, the last 100 times ive ridden I havent even had to look at it and its been fine, but today just as I was about to set off I noticed that something wasn't right.

    Basically, the right hand (looking from the direction of the saddle) brake block is resting against the rim, meaning the left block is a fair way off the rim. Normally of course I would just assume it had been knocked and push it back into place, but everytime I try to push it back it just falls straight back into the same position. Its like the whole brake system has fallen loose overnight. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    What kind of brakes are they?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Frazer

    Frazer New Member

    Dual pivot long reach
     
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Loosen the bolt in the middle, re-align, re-tighten the bolt.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Frazer

    Frazer New Member

    how do I get to the bolt in the middle? I can probably get a thin spanner in on the nut behind the whole brake caliper, connecting it to the frame, if thats what you mean? But there seems to be a bolt i should be able to get an allen key into at the front but it is blocked by part of the caliper which i cant get out of the way however i try.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Frazer

    Frazer New Member

    ok ive fixed it, the bolt i had to tighten was on the other side of the forks lol....never even knew it was there, feel like a bit of an idiot now
     
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Well done for fixing it, next time you have to do it while you are actually cycling along the road.