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Brake Lever lateral play

trigger118trigger118 Posts: 191
edited April 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi everyone,

I'm getting some sideways movement in my brake levers (Hayes Ryde brakes) its at 90 degrees to the standard direction when you pull the lever, basically they feel loose, and it's probably a simple question of tightening them up.
However, I can't see to find any screw/bolt etc to do it, the bolt that feels loose doesnt seem to have any way to tighten it up, at least not with any tool that I have.

Sorry for the ridiculous question but its really annoying me now!

Cheers
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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    You mean floppy?

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  • trigger118trigger118 Posts: 191
    I mean they move like up and down, 90 degrees to the angle at which you would pull them to the bars to brake, I guess you maybe could call it floppy? I don't know! Can you not tighten them up in anyway?
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  • leafliteleaflite Posts: 1,651
    If it is a bolt that attaches the lever to the lever body, try tightening this(you may need two allen keys/torx/whatever fitting it is). If you cant or it doesnt solve the problem, the bushing/bearing at this point may be worn

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  • trigger118trigger118 Posts: 191
    Thats definately the point at which it's loose, feels loose rather than worn though. I can push the bolt from one side to the other, I just cant work out how to tighten them, its not torx, allen keys, screwdriver or anything I've seen before.
    Am I just being an idiot?
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  • leafliteleaflite Posts: 1,651
    trigger118 wrote:
    Thats definitely the point at which it's loose, feels loose rather than worn though. I can push the bolt from one side to the other, I just cant work out how to tighten them, its not torx, allen keys, screwdriver or anything I've seen before.
    Am I just being an idiot?

    If its not torx or allen key, it may be a rivet?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
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  • trigger118trigger118 Posts: 191
    Could be a rivet I suppose,

    Looks like these as far I can tell:

    http://bikeshopliquidators.com/images/p ... ST5061.jpg
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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Looks like an Allen bolt in the pic, is that not what you've got?
  • trigger118trigger118 Posts: 191
    No it's round in the middle and theres just a flat edge on the outside, its got me baffled!!
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Try a picture of yours showing the actual problem.
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  • trigger118trigger118 Posts: 191
    yeah I havent got a camera that I can use at the moment, I'll see what I can do
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