VIDEO: Bicycle Brake Adjustments

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This video will cover some of the common bicycle brake problems and how to adjust them yourself.

The most common causes of bicycle brake problems are:

  • Your brakes got misaligned due to your bike falling over or something bumped into the brakes.
  • Your tires are not installed properly
  • Your brakes are not stopping you enough when your handlebar brake levers are fully engaged
  • Brake pad wear
  • Your brakes are rubbing slightly on your wheels when not engaged - preventing you from going as fast as you can
  • Both of the brake pads don't touch the rim at the same time

The most easy brake adjustments that you can do yourself that are covered in this video are:

  • Manually re-centering the brake calipers
  • Adjusting the centering screw on the brake calipers (if your brakes have this)
  • Using the barrel adjuster to adjust your brakes
  • Get new brake pads

 

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date: June 30, 2009

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FitWerx

Fit Werx offers the most scientific and complete bicycle fitting services in New England, the Northeast and beyond. Regardless of where you are from (Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Australia, Macau...) a Fit Werx' bike fit is guaranteed to be worth the trip.

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Fit Werx offers the most scientific and complete bicycle fitting services in New England, the Northeast and beyond. Regardless of where you are from (Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Australia, Macau...) a Fit Werx' bike fit is guaranteed to be worth the trip.

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