Biking forum


View latest messages in My Forums
This topic has been archived, and won't accept reply postings.

Topic - Adjusting / replacing brake pads

Ramblin dave - on 13 Nov 2012
Another noobish bike maintenance question...

I'm replacing a horribly worn pair of brake pads today. I always find that replacing and adjusting brake pads is about the most annoying and fiddly task out there - you've got to adjust them to millimetre precision in about six degrees of freedom, and having got them just right you then have to tighten them up by cranking a single nut that runs through the middle of the whole arrangement without upsetting any of your delicate adjustments...

It always seems to take me ages to get it right - is there a trick to it that I don't know? Or is it something that you just get the knack of? Or is it just an inherently annoying task?

(My brakes look quite a lot like this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cantilever_brake.JPG
fwiw...)

Thanks!
... not showing 7 replies to this topic ...
Register as a New User or login to gain full access to the forums. Registration is quick and completely free.
If you are definitely logged on, press Ctrl+F5 keys to reload this page [read more]

Unregistered users can only read messages in the most recent topics.

This topic has been archived, and won't accept reply postings.

My Forums