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Setting up Shimano front hub brake?

JohnpsandersonJohnpsanderson Posts: 380
edited April 2016 in The workshop
I recently had to remove the front-wheel on my Dutch bike to fix a puncture - the first time i've ever actually touched a front hub brake.

Having put it all back together - there seems to be a tiny amount of drag in the brake still - despite me setting the cable tension as well as I can. The hub is both a brake and a dynamo - so perhaps it's the dynamo mech dragging?

I haven't looked up the specific model number - but from some quick Googling - I think it's probably a Nexus dynamo front hub - with roller brake.

As I have no experience of working with these in any way - I thought i'd check-in for advice!
Put me back on my bike...

t' blog: http://meandthemountain.wordpress.com/

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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,779
    Dynamo hubs have a hell of a lot of drag. The brake is set up correctly if it works correctly
  • Dynamo hubs have a hell of a lot of drag. The brake is set up correctly if it works correctly

    What sort of expectation do you think I should I have for 'works correctly'? Me plus the bike probably weighs over 100kg, and I would not want to have to stop in a hurry on the front brake (unlike my road bikes). The rear (coaster) brake is far more effective...
    Put me back on my bike...

    t' blog: http://meandthemountain.wordpress.com/
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,779
    if it slows you down without juddering and without having to pull half a yard of cable, that's probably as good as it's going to get
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