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comment Super tight brakes don't work
Thanks for your suggestion. There is a storm blowing over so I can't get back to the garage right now. Will clean the rims with a rag and water and then try a clean set of brake pads.
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comment Super tight brakes don't work
Hmm maybe something got on the breaks when I greased the chain. I might try giving them a wipe down and see how that goes.
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11
comment Super tight brakes don't work
believe me it is perfectly tight. I've spent two nights and 3 hours adjusting it. When I squeeze the breaks engage but the tires still roll albeit slowly. There's still room to adjust the adjuster screw near the break handle, I can't tighten it any more.
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11
comment Super tight brakes don't work
All of the above except the cable caps. I've adjusted everything a hundred times which has left the cable end frayed. With the tension adjuster I moved it all the way to one end before tightening and then made it as tight as possible. The cable is as tight as it's going to get.
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