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Adjust U-brakes

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Lentsnh, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Help!:D
     
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    Whats a U-brake? Are you talking about an E-brake?
     
  3. Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    On a bike...... sorry:eek:
     
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    One of these:
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  5. Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    this one
     
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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
     
  7. Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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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    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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    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I know the feeling:(
     
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    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    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.
     
  14. Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What about the adjuster on the brake itself??
     
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    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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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.
     
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    Thanks bud! I will try that tomorrow
     
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    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Good luck! I worked with those things back in the day...then I got hydraulic discs. :D
     
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    Hydro discs are the only way to go.
     
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    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Hell yea! They're so awesome.
     
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    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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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