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What I worry about mainly is the horizontal alignment of the wheels and brakes (V brakes or disks). In my experience just pressing fork down on the wheels will then "auto fit" which creates an horizontally accurate alignment. I press from the handlebars vertically to the ground and the wheel keeps an horizontal alignment with the brakes (accurately set). ...


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To remove the crosstop levers from the bar tops you will have to: Remove the inner brake cables Remove the bar tape Remove the brake cable housing between the main brake levers and the crosstop levers and the crosstop levers and the front brake / frame boss. Remmove the crosstop levers from the bar (they should be held on by a simple clamp with 1 allen ...


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That bike is equipped with Avid Shorty 4's according to the description (contrary to the URL). Avid Shorty 4's are just regular cantilever brakes, which are standard on most cross bikes. A cantilever brake looks like this: Mini V brakes are a type of V-brake with short pull so they can be used with road levers. A mini-V brake looks like this: Note that ...


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A simpler alternative would be to use inline barrel adjusters to join the two sections of outer. That would avoid having to re-wrap the bars and means you could put the levers back in if you wanted to. Just release the inner wire from the brake, pull it out as far as the interrupter lever, remove the lever, inster the barrel adjuster and re-thread. Then wind ...


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There are two types of brake anchor (one is plum-shaped, the other is barrel-shaped or cylindrical). If you have the wrong one at the brake end, it won't fit properly and will slide around. To solve this, some brake cable vendors sell their cables with both types of end anchors attached. You just use the end that you need and cut off (with a proper brake ...


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Sounds like the brake pads and/or discs could be contaminated. Even the oil from your fingers can be enough to create a squeak. Some disc brake cleaner, such as that made by Muc-off might help. Perhaps a change of pads. Check out this article


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Slice it off with a sharp knife if it is really big because a file will take too long and sometimes the large mass of rubber gets stringy on the edge with a file. Then file the whole pad flat. Re-surfacing the pad is part of normal brake pad maintenance. You want to remove glazing, uneven wear, and debris. Pick out and deep metal chunks with a sharpened old ...


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I am experiencing the same problem as the OP and I can confirm that the cause of his problem is NOT the cable but the spring that is inside of the mechanical disc brake itself. If you actually open up the caliper you will find the spring. While my spring is not broken or rusted it seems to be coming out of place during operation. There are two ends of the ...



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