Weimann brakes sticking

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by BigonaBianchi, 26 Apr 2010.

  1. BigonaBianchi

    BigonaBianchi Yes I can, Yes I am, Yes I did...Repeat.

    I have those old weimann brakes on my hack..only when I release the lever one side remains locked on the rim. I took the unit apart, cleaned it and lightly oiled it and re assembled..but still the same problem. I have the same issue on both front and rear brakes. The cable look ok to me..no rust..but they may have been on the bike a long time as I havent had it long.
    Any hints?:sad:
     
  2. Ian H

    Ian H Guru

    Location:
    East Devon
    If the calipers return to 'open' okay with the cables detatched, then it's either the cables or the levers. Most likely the cables.
     
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  3. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    1. loosen the long mounting bolt.
    2. squeeze the lever
    3. whilst the lever's still squeezed, tighten the long mounting bolt.

    the above 3 steps are easier with a friend, or a cabletie
     
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  4. Ian H

    Ian H Guru

    Location:
    East Devon
    Whoops. Yes. I should have read more carefully [has another slug of wine].
     
  5. OP
    OP
    BigonaBianchi

    BigonaBianchi Yes I can, Yes I am, Yes I did...Repeat.

    ..will try that...ta!
     
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