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Old 06-14-2009, 09:08 PM   #1
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:09 PM   #2
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Whats a U-brake? Are you talking about an E-brake?
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Whats a U-brake? Are you talking about an E-brake?
On a bike...... sorry
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:13 PM   #4
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:14 PM   #5
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:23 PM   #6
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My guess is the assembly that holds the cable. Loosen that and pull or push the cable. Sorry I cant be more help I haven't owned a bike with mechanical brake in a long time, I'm all hydro. What bike do you ride. Mine is a 06 Kona Scrap
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My guess is the assembly that holds the cable. Loosen that and pull or push the cable. Sorry I cant be more help I haven't owned a bike with mechanical brake in a long time, I'm all hydro. What bike do you ride. Mine is a 06 Kona Scrap
This is going to be my BMX bike. A Trek T150. Its my neighbors I'm about to buy it. Im going to take off the brakes when its mine.


Im getting a Kona Full Suspension bike soon as well.
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Kona full suspensions are nice, if i had the money I would own a Stinky preferably the Stinky Air.
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Kona full suspensions are nice, if i had the money I would own a Stinky preferably the Stinky Air.
Im getting one of those dont know which though
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Wish I could but almost all my money goes towards my truck.
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Wish I could but almost all my money goes towards my truck.
Yeah I know the feeling
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:58 PM   #12
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Kona full suspensions are nice, if i had the money I would own a Stinky preferably the Stinky Air.
Santa Cruz Blur LT FTW!

But yea just loosen the bolt at the top and evenly push together the two sides at the same time then re-tighten the bolt once you've pulled the extra slack through.
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I ain't frowning, my truck is my pride and joy, it's liking my girlfriend but better, no nagging, bitching, or complaining her ass is fat.
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Santa Cruz Blur LT FTW!

But yea just loosen the bolt at the top and evenly push together the two sides at the same time then re-tighten the bolt once you've pulled the extra slack through.
What about the adjuster on the brake itself??
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:27 PM   #15
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I ain't frowning, my truck is my pride and joy, it's liking my girlfriend but better, no nagging, bitching, or complaining her ass is fat.
lol I wish I had a car I gave a shit about.
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What about the adjuster on the brake itself??
What you mean? Oh! That, uhhh...well you could try suing that to tighten ti but I think using that for the fine adjustments is better.
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lol I wish I had a car I gave a shit about.

What you mean? Oh! That, uhhh...well you could try suing that to tighten ti but I think using that for the fine adjustments is better.
Thanks bud! I will try that tomorrow
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:33 PM   #17
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Good luck! I worked with those things back in the day...then I got hydraulic discs.
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Good luck! I worked with those things back in the day...then I got hydraulic discs.
Hydro discs are the only way to go.
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Hydro discs are the only way to go.
Hell yea! They're so awesome.
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Hell yea! They're so awesome.
But this is for BMX. When I get the bike from my neighbor(trade or buy) I'm taking off the brakes then. I hate brakes on BMX bikes
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