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Did I pull a Lance?(6 posts)

Did I pull a Lance?lotterypick
Oct 10, 2003 1:19 PM
I rode a lunch and it was harder than expected. I attributed it to being windy but when I spun my read wheel it rubbed the brake pad.

Now the wheel is true, I guess in my car it got bumped over.

Now the question. Are the brake arms relatively self-centering, so in fact during the ride they weren't rubbing and just moved when I finished? And should I tighten it or is that a part of the mechanism so tighten will cause the brakes to be harder to use? Your tired but happy co-minion.
re: Did I pull a Lance?Chen2
Oct 10, 2003 2:12 PM
Just move the calipers to a position such that the brake pads are equal distance from the rim. If the calipers move too freely then you need to tighten the through bolt that holds the calipers to the frame.
Oct 10, 2003 2:13 PM
Make sure the wheel is fully seated in the dropouts.
Bingo!Spoke Wrench
Oct 11, 2003 3:56 AM
I once arrived at the start of a ride just in time to hear a fellow complain that the brake was rubbing his wheel. Another budding bike mechanic, after examining the situation, determined the wheel dish was wrong because the wheel was over to one side of the fork. He produced a spoke wrench and was going to "fix" it on the spot.

Fortunately, I convinced the bike owner to just loosen and retighten his quick release with his bike standing on it's own wheels. That fixed it.
Whew!the bull
Oct 10, 2003 2:34 PM
For a second I thought you where ditching you wife and kids!
Make sure it is tight and centered. They can move but you can move them back. They should stay but make sure everything is torqued right just incase.
That was funnylotterypick
Oct 10, 2003 2:53 PM
I'd have to pull out of the church teaching position well before that ever happened.

Thanks for the smile. It was funny.

Now I'll just have to stay away from Kobe Bryant syndrome.

Where are all the heros?