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Yep, 'reach' is how long the brake calipers are, and an indication of whether the brake pads will hit the rim properly. 'Pull' is basically how spongy your brake levers will feel. If this is not matched properly to the brake calipers, you could end up with jerky brakes that are very on-or-off and liable to catapult you over the handlebars, or ones that ...


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In a word, yes, you're correct in your assumption that "long reach" and "long pull" are different things. At 65 mm your brakes might even qualify as "extra long reach." The reach of rim brakes is the distance from the mounting bolt to the rim. Pull is the amount of cable that needs to be moved to get the brake shoes to clamp firmly against the rim. ...


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I'd guess that what happened is the other end of the cable slipped (at the anchor bolt on the brake). It probably wasn't tight enough and when the brakes were applied the cable pulled through the anchor bolt. Now the cable seems too loose at the barrel adjuster, but really it is too loose at the brake. All you probably need to do is to loosen up the anchor ...


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Most likely situation is the wheel isn't full seated in the frame. With the bike standing upright on the ground loosen the wheel bolts and lean a bit on the bike which will force the wheel all the way into the dropouts. While still leaning on the bike tighten the wheel bolts. Be sure to alternate bolts when tightening. A lot of times people tighten one side ...


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Is the axle flush in the frame/fork? Do you have rim brakes? If the rim is old and the brake surfaces already quite abraded, inflating with high pressure or installing a wider tire could have broken or deformed the rim walls. Was the the wheel true (i.e. no wobble) before? How much wobble are we talking? 1mm? 5mm?



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