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Questions tagged [brakes]

Disc/rim/drum/coaster brakes; braking technique, maintaining brakes, anything else about stopping a bike.

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Caliper brake — middle piece loose

I am putting my old cane creek 200 sl brakes on a different bike. I've had these brakes sitting around for awhile and I don't recall any problems the last time I had them on a bike. But, on this new ...
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Front Mountain Bike Cable Disk Brake Is Too Snappy on First Pull

When I grab my front disk brake for the first time on a ride after my bike has sat for a while it will buck me forward. Once it bucks me it works great. I have tried cleaning it with disc brake ...
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Hydraulic disc brakes stuck on new bike

I pulled the lever on a brand new hydraulic disc brake and the brake won't release. What's up ? The wheel was never removed and a brand new bike.
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Did I purchase the correct brakes for my Huffy bike?

Did I purchase the correct bike brakes for my Huffy bicycle. I just put the back set on the back and no matter how hard I squeeze the brake it is not tight enough to stop bike. If anyone know please ...
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How to find a model number that replaced an old Shimano part

Is there some listing of Shimano component model numbers that can help me find a currently-manufactured part that is equivalent to an old model number that is no longer being manufactured? In ...
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What kind of frame and brakes are these?

I just bought a bike and I can't figure out what kind of frame and brakes it has. I found that the derailleurs were made by DNB Japan somewhere around 1960 and that the handlebar is french (Guidonn ...
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Shimano Nexus 3 coaster brake screeching sound

When I brake hard/er with my Shimano Nexus 3 coaster brake it makes a loud screeching sound. Like really loud, everybody on the street would hear it and turn around. Since I know it's all internal all ...
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Internal Roller Brake Problem

I have Shimano Inter M Roller Brakes on my bike. I felt the rear brakes were a bit light after riding 800 or so KM (total mileage on my bike so far) so I thought maybe theres a bit of cable stretch ...
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Hydraulic disc brakes operating by themselves

When cycling up steep inclines on my mtb sometimes the rear disc brake comes on without me being anywhere near the brake lever. I can tell it's doing it as it's gradual and pedalling becomes difficult....
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Hayes Sole Disk Brakes, adjusters stiff/seized?

Second hand bike, my first time encountering Hayes Sole brake calipers. My brakes front and back have gone a bit weak so I wanted to tighten them up a bit. Each side of caliper has an allen key ...
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Can I combine two pm break mount adapter?

I think about upgrade my shimano rear brake disc from 180 to 203 mm. The mount system is a pm 160 direct, meaning I currently already have a pm 180mm adapter. Weirdly, I couldn't find an adapter for ...
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How much clearance do I need for cross levers?

I'd like to put cross (interrupter) brake levers on my drop-bar tourer, but I also like to use a bar bag. There is about 55 mm of space between my bars and the bar bag, measured horizontally. Will ...
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How to improve band brake?

I have been working on a 26" folding MTB, and its coming together slowly. The rear wheel has a band brake and for the life of me I can't get it to work well. I have no experience with this kind of ...
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Hydraulic Disc Brake Pad Replacement

I have AVID Juicy Brake pads, the time has come to replace the front pads. The old pads are very worn. The new ones have lots of "pad" compared to the old ones, of course. I've tried to install the ...
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Weird brake rubbing

I have a Voodoo Bizango, which I take mtb riding about twice a month. The other day I took my bike into my work and had to bleed my front brake and replace the pads. We followed all the appropriate ...