Rear Brake is Extremely Snug

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Rear Brake is Extremely Snug

Postby tiretread » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:13 pm

Decided to tighten up a slack chain yesterday. After a couple of hours (yes, I know. Damn tensioner bolt snapped off in the swing arm), I tidied everything back up and proceeded to clean the chain. However, the wheel barely turns due to being wedged directly against the brake pads. Am I missing a simple procedure here? The bike does have ABS so do I have to reset anything?

Any help is appreciated as I definitely don't want to overheat the rear disk. Thanks for any tips.

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Re: Rear Brake is Extremely Snug

Postby Arno » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:13 pm

To install the rear wheel straight, you must first loosen the brake caliper holder, otherwise you can not tension the chain on the brake disc side and the wheel will be installed obliquely.

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Re: Rear Brake is Extremely Snug

Postby Onchu » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:08 pm

You have to be cocked slightly.

Loosen everything and readjust.

The wheel should turn freely...

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Re: Rear Brake is Extremely Snug

Postby tiretread » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:14 pm

Okay, thanks guys. I'll take the wheel off and start again.

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Re: Rear Brake is Extremely Snug

Postby jorojin » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:34 am

There is no need to take the wheel "off". It is just a question of slackening the bolts holding the brake caliper bracket to the swinging arm, which should then allow it to slide easily as you adjust the chain and then tighten the bolts back up. :cheers:


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