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Uisce Beatha
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Bicycle repair help
« on: July 28, 2007, 07:33:09 PM »

I am such a stupid. 

I'm doing some long overdue repairs to my boy's bike.  I've left it to him and a few things have become, well, let's just say beyond optimum.  It's a street BMX, I can't remember the size, 20" wheels.  I'll dig up more info if necessary. 

Here's my problem.  Rear brakes.  Things are much different than they were when I was a kid.  Cable runs from lever to some sort of splitter.  Two cables come from it, down to the headset and into a traveling disk.  Two other cables come from the disk, run down the frame into a reverse splitter.  One cable comes out.  This connects to a little piece of magic which ends up pulling a ribbon shaped length of cable connecting to the brakes themselves.  I know that makes no sense unless you're familiar with this setup.

I just can't get enough leverage on the back brake pads.  They're riding a 16th of an inch from the rim but something is hanging up the pull.  The levers are new, that's one of the things I replaced, is there any chance they're the wrong size/type/something?  Any ideas?  This chit is driving me nuts.  Been out there for three hours now while the boy fecks off to the movies with Grandad.  Grrrr.
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Re: Bicycle repair help
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2007, 09:00:25 PM »

A picture is worth a 1K "WTFAYTA?"s.
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Re: Bicycle repair help
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2007, 09:01:36 PM »

I'm pretty handy with bikes (having ridden and worked on them for almost 30 years), but the setup you're describing is like some sort of foreign frenchy type cheese-eating-surrender-monkey language or something. Any chance of attaching pics?
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Re: Bicycle repair help
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2007, 09:24:48 PM »

Shoot it.
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Re: Bicycle repair help
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2007, 09:34:10 PM »

Pictures.

Maybe tomorrow.

At the moment I'm jonesing on a serious, "All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine." vibe.
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Re: Bicycle repair help
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2007, 10:15:53 PM »

Pictures.

Maybe tomorrow.

At the moment I'm jonesing on a serious, "All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine." vibe.

Wanna borrow a board?

I find a midnight run through the Pacific Health Care parking lot does alot to help with that vibe...
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