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The stutter comes from the way the brakes are actuated. From the picture on Javelin's site I see that the housing is held at the top of the head-tube. When you brake the fork flexes backwards causing the cable's tension to change. The brakes will be slightly released causing to fork to move again, re-tightening the brakes, pushing the fork backwards. This ...


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The brake and fork could be at a natural resonance frequency. Like if you shake a bus pole at just the right frequency you can get it to shake. Is there any play in the headset or brake? You can try shortening the pad. Give up cantilever brakes for a cyclocross means it road bike. And you need to change out the levers to go side pull.


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If they are SRAM/Avid hydraulic brakes, you're screwed. The DOT 5.1 fluid attacks the o-ring seals, and makes constant issues. Storing the bike for a while, upside down or vertically, will also cause issues. If they are Hayes or Tektro, same deal with the the DOT 5.1. This means don't spend money on them, replace with a Shimano M596 or better. They use ...


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Seeing as you've removed the nut, you could try to insert a punch through the mounting hole, and gently tap it a few times to try and free it. I reckon there's dirt, mud, and perhaps rust in there that's causing it to stick. A picture would be useful if something else is amiss, but it's hard to imagine anything else.


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I suspect you're exactly wrong, unfortunately. The caliper is held in place by the nut at the front - on the opposite side of the brake bridge to the bulk of the caliper. What you've removed is the nut that holds the whole assembly together (or at least one of the nuts). The nut you want to undo is at the top of this image, the one that attaches the brake ...


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I switched to mini-v brakes, then to cantis. The mini-v brakes worked well, but I had a few issues. Here's what I found. Do mini v-brakes have to sit closer to the rim? Will this cause me to slow down more when my wheel goes through an inch or two of mud? Yes, the mini-v brakes pads sat closer to the rim in resting position, and since my rim was a ...


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Correctly set up V brakes don't make feathering any harder or easier than correctly set up cantilevers. What you give up with V brakes is clearance--for things like mud. If you ride in dry conditions, the V brake is likely superior. If you ride a CX bike mostly on road or gravel, the V brake is likely superior. If you ride in gloppy sticky mud, a ...


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Most of the time bosses thread into the fork arms, although it's possible that they are permanently affixed. A shop should be able to advise you, and if they are replaceable should be able to help you find the correct replacement part.


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After some thought, and experimentation, I will suggest my own answer. How to remove I see two ways: Without special tools Use the pipe wrench just enough to wiggle the bushing a few millimeters out. Then use a screwdriver and a hammer to hammer it out. With a puller With a rather small "puller". Possibly together with this plate that can close around ...


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If the "noodle" doesn't clip in right and seems like it is sliding through the "noodle holder" when you apply the brakes, then you might have messed up the noodle holder when messing about with the boot. There should only be a small gap in the top, just wide enough for the cable to go through. If there is a larger gap, you can try squeezing it either with ...


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When you release the brake the noodle is probably sliding back a bit because you don't have the rubber boot to hold it in place. So then there is a gap and it clicks when you apply the brake again. Does the noodle slide back when you release the brake? You might be able to fix it by lubing the cable/noodle. I suspect you can go to a bike shop and get a ...


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The 'black thing' is just a boot to keep dust and dirt out. Cutting it off will not have caused any problems with the brake. Is the noodle (The tube the cable goes though) sitting correctly in the hole on the brake caliper?



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