Why does my v brake lever go right to the grip???

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Why does my v brake lever go right to the grip???
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Posted: Jun 24, 2019 at 14:31 Quote
v brakes.... front works good.. rear is a disaster... can a long cable run do this?? its a beach cruiser.. one long cable run... whats going on here.. new pads,, lines up to rim.. as close to rim as possible using barrel ajustment... and lever keeps going to grip./.
will a new cable help????

watch video and tell me what to do... i am no dummy but going crazy here,,, it seems like it pushes frame apart where the v brakes hook on bike.... when pulling lever all the way in - have you ever seen that??


Posted: Jun 26, 2019 at 4:34 Quote
shawninvancouver wrote:
any ideas

Right pad height is not aligned with rim for start.. i suggest to adjust v-brake from start:

.1 loose the cable completly
2. set-up pads aligment and height
3. set up cable tension

There are tons of v-brake videos online - i.e https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXzkL-6pxiQ

Posted: Jun 28, 2019 at 8:45 Quote
Loosen the cable completely and do it again- when you tightened the cable it wasnt seated correctly at the lever. The torque you applied when you tightened it wouldn't have been correct. Take it out feed it again- make sure the lever is fully extended and the cable is seated correct inside- when you tighten it at the rear keep checking to make sure your lever is firm. Also that your cable adjuster on the lever is all the way in... even if it slacks just slightly the result you have will happen

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