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Posts in Category "Brake Service and Repair"

Sidepull Brake Service

Properly adjusted brake systems require attention to small details. This article will discuss sidepull caliper arm adjustment, pad adjustment to the rim, pad centering, and pad clearance.

Post Mount Disc Brake Facing with DT-4

Use of the DT-4 Disc Mount Post Facing Tool

Cantilever Brake Service

This article will begin by discussing the brake lever, inner wire fitting at the lever, and brake housing. Caliper attachment to the frame, pad adjustment to the rim, and pad centering and clearance are then reviewed.

Linear Pull Brake Service (V-brake style)

This article discusses the proper servicing and maintenance of linear pull brakes.

Avid® Mechanical Disc Adjustment

This article will discuss the service and adjustment of the Avid® mechanical brake systems. For information on the disc rotor mounting and service, see Rotor Mounting and Service.

Brake Levers

This article will discuss the cable (inner wire) installation in brakes.

Shimano® Hydraulic Brake Service and Adjustment

This article will discuss the service and adjustment of the Shimano® hydraulic disc brake systems.

Avid® Juicy Caliper Brake Bleed Service

This article will discuss bleeding of the Avid® Juicy disc caliper brakes.

Travel Agent Installation and Adjustment

Installation and adjustment of the Travel Agent™ brake cable system

Avid® Hydraulic Caliper Brake Installation & Hose Length Changes

This article will discuss the caliper alignment and adjustments to hose length.

Dual Pivot Brake Service

This article will discuss caliper arm adjustment, brake attachment to the frame, pad adjustment to the rim, pad centering, and pad clearance.

Rotor Disc Service and Installation

This article will discuss disc brake rotor installation and service.

Housing Length

This article will discuss the cutting and sizing of both brake and derailleur housing.

Aero Lever Brake Splitter Installation

This article will discuss the installation of brake cable splitters for double control aero brake levers on racing bicycles.

BMX-Freestyle Detangler Adjustment

This article will discuss the "detangler" headset and brake system.

Hayes® Hydraulic Brake Service

This article will discuss the service and adjustment of Hayes hydraulic disc brake systems.

Disc Brake Mount Facing (IS type) with DT-1

This article will discuss the use the Park Tool DT-1 Disc Brake Mount Facing Tool. The DT-1 is a precision tool system designed to machine disc brake mounts flat, parallel, and in the same plane.

Gore Ride-On Cable Installation

This article will describe the installation of the Gore® Ride-On® cable system.

In-Line Brake Levers (cross levers)

This article will discuss the installation of the in-line brake levers, also referred to as "cross levers."