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Brake arm set up
(Added : 10/26/2019 10:09:27 PM Hits : 1202 Rating: 10 Votes: 1)
Some confusion about setting up brakes To put things correct, the angle between cable or rod MUST be an Acute or less than 90 deg.

Front forks and Brake.
(Added : 2/1/1984 12:00:00 PM Hits : 2044) PDF File
My Experience is with half-width hubs but the advice could probably be adapted for other brakes. Before giving up in despair at ever having good front brakes, try checking the following...

A Quick Stop
(Added : 7/29/2006 10:28:44 AM Hits : 5949 Rating: 9 Votes: 3)

Brake Arm efficienty - a couple of solutions
(Added : 4/1/2000 Hits : 4554 Rating: 8 Votes: 1) PDF File
AS we all know, for the most effective brake leverage, the brake arm needs to be just over 90 from the direction of pull with the brake hard on. If it is significantly less or more than 90 then the leverage and efficiency of opera¬tion are reduced.

Brakes - assembly tip
(Added : 4/1/1996 Hits : 4496 Rating: 10 Votes: 1)
To ensure good brakes when replacing front wheel for any reason, loosely assemble the wheel in the forks and fit brake cable.

Front Brake hydraulics by Malcolm Saggers
(Added : 8/1/1996 Hits : 4359 Rating: 10 Votes: 1) PDF File
Front Brake hydraulics by Malcolm Saggers

Front Brake - Stay breakage
(Added : 1/1/2001 Hits : 4458) PDF File
Front brake stay failure and how to prevent it

Front brake - reversal
(Added : 12/1/1998 Hits : 4389)
Front brake position

Front brake - clevis reversal
(Added : 1/1/2000 Hits : 4310 Rating: 10 Votes: 1)
Correct orientation of the front brake clevis

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