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Brake adjustments

The most common causes of bicycle brake problems are:

  • Your brakes got misaligned due to your bike falling over or something bumped into the brakes.
  • Your tires are not installed properly
  • Your brakes are not stopping you enough when your handlebar brake levers are fully engaged
  • Brake pad wear
  • Your brakes are rubbing slightly on your wheels when not engaged - preventing you from going as fast as you can
  • Both of the brake pads don't touch the rim at the same time

The most easy brake adjustments that you can do yourself that are covered in this video are:

  • Manually re-centering the brake calipers
  • Adjusting the centering screw on the brake calipers (if your brakes have this)
  • Using the barrel adjuster to adjust your brakes
  • Get new brake pads

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