Introduction

This guide is for if you conclude that your difficulty with braking is due to your brake cables being too loose.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Loosen the bolt that clamps the brake cable on the brake caliper with the 10mm open-end wrench.

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  • Pull the brake cable until proper tension is acquired and the cable shows resistance.

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  • Re-tighten the clamping nut.

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  • If necessary, adjust the positioning of the caliper arms by loosening the dome nut at the pivot point and manually shifting the arms in the desired direction.

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  • For more precise adjustment of the brake cable tension, use pliers to tighten the barrel nut at the opposite ends of the handlebars on the brake levers.

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Conclusion

Your brakes should be fully tightened now.

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