Aligning Brakes when putting Wheel on

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Aligning Brakes when putting Wheel on

Postby RICHARDH » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:31 pm

Is there some trick to aligning the brakes on putting the wheels back on, seem to get alot of rub?
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Re: Aligning Brakes when putting Wheel on

Postby clackers » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:00 pm

It's not the brakes, RH.

When you locked the skewer the wheel wasn't sitting evenly in the forks. Just release it and reseat the wheel, then lock again. Rotate the wheel while it's off the ground to check it spins freely.

You might have been squeezing the tyre between your knees while you tightened the nut, but the bike was actually leaning slightly to one side while you were doing it.
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Re: Aligning Brakes when putting Wheel on

Postby RICHARDH » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:06 am

So basically what im doing at the moment :roll: aww well
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Re: Aligning Brakes when putting Wheel on

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:46 am

I twist the caliper a bit so that it is centered... Wheel is always sitting in the drops fine, but I change wheels a fair bit so they are slightly different. No biggie, takes about 2 secs.
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Re: Aligning Brakes when putting Wheel on

Postby RonK » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:17 am

Hmmm, some wheel changes must be comedic to watch.Holding the wheel between the knees - really?
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Re: Aligning Brakes when putting Wheel on

Postby trailgumby » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:58 am

Looks like human909 is going to have some competition soon for the Perfect Cyclist award from ronk. :roll:
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Re: Aligning Brakes when putting Wheel on

Postby RonK » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:36 am

trailgumby wrote:Looks like human909 is going to have some competition soon for the Perfect Cyclist award from ronk. :roll:

Oh - et tu Brute? :roll:
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Re: Aligning Brakes when putting Wheel on

Postby Oxford » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:47 am

RonK wrote:
trailgumby wrote:Looks like human909 is going to have some competition soon for the Perfect Cyclist award from ronk. :roll:

Oh - et tu Brute? :roll:

no, RonK admits to some foibles. he is only a mere mortal like the majority of us. :lol:
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Re: Aligning Brakes when putting Wheel on

Postby trailgumby » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:14 am

Too true. Maybe I should be wearing my Mr Grumpy tee shirt this morning.

Been a rough week with late nights and then our desktop computers going down Thusday arvo due to a faulty OS patch ... was planning to do the MWCC short course mtb crits this morning but the alarm went off and my first thought was "bleh" ... turned off the alarm and went back to bed. Nice sunny day, too. :D
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Re: Aligning Brakes when putting Wheel on

Postby clackers » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:34 pm

RICHARDH wrote:So basically what im doing at the moment :roll: aww well


The Perfect Cyclists will jeer you for doing this, Richard, but you can flip the bike upside down when you reattach the wheel - it'll sit cleanly in the forks without you needing to consciously straighten it.
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