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Thread: Rubbing Brakes

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2011

    Rubbing Brakes

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    Can anyone recommend a good YouTube video or article on how to fix a rubbing brake on a road bike? I've looked at some, but just thought i would ask...
    I don't really do any of my own maint or adjustments, but this just seems like it should be easy to adjust.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    AS you are watching your video, make sure that your wheel is true before you start making adjustments to the brake.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Oslo, Norway
    And make sure your wheel is properly set in the fork first! I've changed many a tire and started to swear because the "brakes rubbed" afterwards, just to have the problem magically go away once I'd loosened the QR, re-settled the wheel and tightened it again.

    I don't have a video to recommend, but it's pretty straightforward. Either the brake wire is a bit too short, or the brakes are slightly misaligned, causing one side to rub but not the other.
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