BRAKES: Brake Rubbing

If your brakes are rubbing on the rims, follow these steps.

1) First make sure the wheel is centered in the dropout. You can do this with 3 easy steps. 1) Open the quick release 2) Spin the front wheel 3) Push the wheel down to the ground to stop the spinning and  close the quick release.

2) From there, you need to adjust your V-brake. When you pull on your brakes, often one side is moving while the other is stationary, and the goal is to get them to pull evenly. The side that is moving has too much tension, so you loosen the screw a quarter turn at a time to bring the pad toward the rim. The one not moving doesn’t have enough tension, so you tighten the screw a quarter turn at a time to bring the pad away from the rim. Repeat until when you pull the lever, the brake arms pull evenly.

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