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BlondBlond Posts: 36
edited January 2017 in Road general
https://youtu.be/B8j141BYSfg

Doesnt spring back
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  • benjamessbenjamess Posts: 159
    definitely needs a new left falange I'm afraid.
  • LukeTCLukeTC Posts: 211
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    Ayyyyy. I'm more interested in your next video.
  • BlondBlond Posts: 36
    benjamess wrote:
    definitely needs a new left falange I'm afraid.
    WHATs that
  • BlondBlond Posts: 36
    LukeTC wrote:
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    Ayyyyy. I'm more interested in your next video.
    Watch it
  • LukeTCLukeTC Posts: 211
    u swole mang, sheeeeet
  • BrakelessBrakeless Posts: 865
    My brakes don't work when I remove the pads either!
  • BlondBlond Posts: 36
    Brakeless wrote:
    My brakes don't work when I remove the pads either!
    Your brain doesn't work either
  • BrakelessBrakeless Posts: 865
    Put the pads back in. The bounce from the rubber will help realease the brake.
  • benjamessbenjamess Posts: 159
    edited January 2017
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  • LukeTCLukeTC Posts: 211
    Blond wrote:
    Brakeless wrote:
    My brakes don't work when I remove the pads either!
    Your brain doesn't work either
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  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 5,895
    Please tell me you don't service your own brakes. That's a job that should be left to grown ups.
  • BlondBlond Posts: 36
    Brakeless wrote:
    Put the pads back in. The bounce from the rubber will help realease the brake.
    Are you sure? Because when I push the brake lever, it doesn't spring back to normal
  • BrakelessBrakeless Posts: 865
    Yep definately, they never work properly without the pads in.
  • BlondBlond Posts: 36
    Brakeless wrote:
    Yep definitely, they never work properly without the pads in.
    Was that sarcastic?
  • BrakelessBrakeless Posts: 865
    Of course not. Put the pads in and you'll see. The rubber bounces off the wheel rim to help release them properly.
  • BlondBlond Posts: 36
    Brakeless wrote:
    Of course not. Put the pads in and you'll see. The rubber bounces off the wheel rim to help release them properly.
    Thanks I will try now :)
  • BlondBlond Posts: 36
    Brakeless wrote:
    Of course not. Put the pads in and you'll see. The rubber bounces off the wheel rim to help release them properly.
    Still the same problem. Please could you help (:
  • BrakelessBrakeless Posts: 865
    Have you loosened the Y screw?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Probably the left globulator is misaligned.

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  • BlondBlond Posts: 36
    Brakeless wrote:
    Have you loosened the Y screw?
    It was because of the extra cable housing I just needed to stretch it out.

    Any help on how to cut extra outer cable from your brake lever?
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,605
    buy decent cable cutters ... I have found cutting with a bit of brake cable in it also stops the cut from compressing the tube AND use a small pointy file to clean up the cut to stop it fraying the cable
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 5,895
    Blond wrote:
    Brakeless wrote:
    Have you loosened the Y screw?
    It was because of the extra cable housing I just needed to stretch it out.

    Any help on how to cut extra outer cable from your brake lever?
    You'll need an angle grinder for that.
  • BrakelessBrakeless Posts: 865
    Blond wrote:
    Brakeless wrote:
    Have you loosened the Y screw?
    It was because of the extra cable housing I just needed to stretch it out.

    Any help on how to cut extra outer cable from your brake lever?


    I always find nail clippers do a good job.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Real manly men use teeth.
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  • It's stuck, that's all.

    Take the wheel out and the pads, loosen the screws you can see slightly and wrap a towel (old, not your mums favourite bath towel) around your seat tube to soak up any over spray and hammer the joints with WD40 or the like.

    At the same time keep actuating the brake.

    Don't do it in the house either or you be knackered, and high off aerosol fumes.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
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  • But, that aside, few good suggestions above. In addition the cable angle on entry (and exit to be honest) looks very sharp indeed. Could be problems with the cable moving freely.
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  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,026
    It's stuck, that's all.

    Take the wheel out and the pads, loosen the screws you can see slightly and wrap a towel (old, not your mums favourite bath towel) around your seat tube to soak up any over spray and hammer the joints with WD40 or the like.

    At the same time keep actuating the brake.

    Don't do it in the house either or you be knackered, and high off aerosol fumes.

    That might be a bonus.
  • dj58dj58 Posts: 2,176
    Blond wrote:
    Brakeless wrote:
    Have you loosened the Y screw?
    It was because of the extra cable housing I just needed to stretch it out.

    Any help on how to cut extra outer cable from your brake lever?

    While you are at it, shorten the length of outer cable that exits the top tube and goes to the rear brake caliper actuating arm. I see that you have repositioned your saddle, how is the bike fit going?
  • BlondBlond Posts: 36
    DJ58 wrote:
    Blond wrote:
    Brakeless wrote:
    Have you loosened the Y screw?
    It was because of the extra cable housing I just needed to stretch it out.

    Any help on how to cut extra outer cable from your brake lever?

    While you are at it, shorten the length of outer cable that exits the top tube and goes to the rear brake caliper actuating arm. I see that you have repositioned your saddle, how is the bike fit going?
    Thanks man great reply :)

    It was nothing to do with my bike fit at all. I gathered that flexibility in the my lower back is quite bad, it's very stiff, probably due to my wrong doings when I used to do weightlifting and did incorrect form on deadlifts. I'll probably start doing stretches now to improve my lower back.
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