Articles tagged "Brakes"

Compressionless brake housing makes a difference

I recently serviced a TT bike that used a full length of brake cable housing from the lever to the rear brake. The housing was standard spiral wound brake housing which resulted in a very spongy feel and less than ideal braking. That problem was resolved by the use of compressionless brake housing.

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Using Quick Release Brakes

What is a Quick Release?The idea behind quick release brakes is that the brakes can be opened to allow the removal of the wheel in the event of a puncture or wheel change. Caliper BrakesA quick release brake is usually of the caliper type as shown. The quick release mechanism is either on the brake lever or the brake itself. When the quick release lever is moved to the Open...

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