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The lever pointed down is in the closed position and is how the manufacturer intended for the brakes to be used. The brake pad clearance should be set in this position. If the brake cable is routed correctly and the lever fully closed (and not damaged), tension on the brake cable will further lock the mechanism in place as it is on a slight angle causing the ...


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It's a quick release to allow the brakes to open wide enough for the tire to pass through when you are removing the wheel. I've never heard of it being accidentally activated while riding; the only danger I know of is forgetting to reset after you've put the wheel back on (in which case, as you supposed, the brake in question will either not work at all or ...


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Its impossible to answer this for you. The LBS who fixed the wheel is in the best position to give the advise you seek. My motto here would be 'If in doubt, throw it out'. If it was the rear wheel my answer might be different, but front wheel failure tend to be more catastrophic and most often occurs when you load the front wheel - think what happens if ...


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I just checked two frames and forks drop outs. They all measured at least 9.5mm. They all allowed a 3/8" bolt to pass through. If you are having doubts about your particular frame, get a 3/8" bolt and see it fits. You also need to verify that the nuts will sit correctly in the front fork.The nut must sit flat on the fork not on top of the safety tabs (also ...



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