Fixing Up Bike's Brake

One thing I have been noticing on my bike is that right side of front brake is not moving. In fact, it was actually touching the wheel, probably scraping off the pad in the process, too. First, I suspected there’s something wrong with the hinge that housing the brake. So I disengaged the brake to inspect each side of it.

After looking through, it turns out to be left side was pulling way too strong, causing the right side to “stuck” touching the wheel. So instead of tightening spring on the right side, I’ve loosened left side, and yeah, I think that was a problem.

Right Brake

Left Brake

It also removed screeching as well. Test run seems to indicate brake is working just fine. Perhaps I will have REI guys check it out at tune-up, but I think for the mean time, it’ll work out…

By Hideki Saito

In the video game industry for for more than 15 years. Currently working for Nintendo of America Inc. as a Localization Engineer, developing the translation solutions.