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.

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

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

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Re-tighten the clamping nut.
  • Re-tighten the clamping nut.

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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

Conclusion

Your brakes should be fully tightened now.

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Thank God I didn’t have to watch someone's long winded 10 minute video explaining this.  lol Thank you for that!  Great article.  Thanks for helping me out!

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