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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 do I do about a hydraulic disk brake piston that won't retract correctly?

My dual piston Shimano XT brakes are acting strange... One piston won't return to the right place, so one brake pad can be rubbing all the time, which doesn't let my wheel spin freely... I have done ...
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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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Do 2018's SRAM Guide R brakes have the same issues as older models?

Do 2018's SRAM Guide R brakes have any issues with temperature, brake stuck, piston stuck? Have SRAM fixed these problems of previous years? Official Guide R webpage
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How many miles will one set of drum brakes last?

I am looking for a complete maintenance schedule for drum brakes so I can find out how long they last. Adjustment Pad replacement Hub replacement And if that length of time is similar with coaster ...
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Why aren't there mechanical energy recovery brakes?

As opposed to electric regenerative brakes on eBikes or flywheel KERS (flywheel = lots of weight) Why is a mechanical solution not feasible? For example: Pull brake lever Clutch on rear wheel ...
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Coaster brake on my 3 wheeler

I installed a coaster hub on my 3 wheeler when I pedaled backwards it only stopped the bike From going backwards but it still continued to roll forward. What happened?
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how do I re-attach hand brake cable between hand brake and pads?

When I try to hook up cables between hand brake and pad and squeeze the hand brake lever the cable detaches again
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Rear Wheel Brakes

I bought a secondhand Scott mountain bike with a hydraulic braking system. The front brake is dead but the rear feels like it is skidding. The brake lever is also a bit loose. What could be the ...
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Replacing Claris brakes with Tiagra

Is it possible to replace Claris brakes with Sora or Tiagra without replacing the whole groupset?