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Help! ! Damaged Brakes(3 posts)

Help! ! Damaged Brakestoothman98
Dec 30, 2003 9:19 AM
My wife and I recently returned from a 4 year working/cycling/vacation in Italy. When our bikes were being unpacked, we discovered that the movers had seriously torqued and turned the handlebars to fit the bikes in the crates! This put serious pressure on our new Campagnolo "Mirage" front brakes (bikes are Pinarellos). The pads are now touching the wheel. I've never worked on brakes of this caliber (I'm used to working on cheap mountain bikes!) I want to get in there and do it myself, but I don't want to mess anything up. Can someone whose familiar with these brakes provide some starter tips? Thanks, Ben
fairly easy adjustmentflakey
Dec 30, 2003 9:39 AM
You need a 5 mm allen "L" wrench and a 13mm cone or offset brake wrench.
The first step is to loosen the 5 mm recessed fixing nut on the back of the brake.
Second, make sure your wheels are completely inserted into the frame dropouts and are centered.
Now put the 13mm wrench on the nut on the front of the brake and use this to center your brake evenly on the wheel, and when it looks even, (same gap on both sides of rim) tighten down the 5mm recessed fixing nut in the back.
common folk just yank them back into place.....nmekdave
Dec 30, 2003 12:07 PM