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Servicing calliper brake units (1)

Servicing calliper brake units

Follow these instructions if your calliper brakes clog with road dirt, if the brakelevers stick or if the brake doesn’t return smartly when you release the brake-lever. ...

brake blocks (2)

Brake blocks : keeping your eyes open for regular wear and tear

Inspect your brake blocks frequently for wear, replacing them as they get thin and pick up grit and swarf. Worn blocks make for a useless braking surface and eat expensive rims for breakfast. Ignore this important task and your rims will wear right through the rubber of the block to the metal innards of the moulded pad. Brake blocks have a wear line indicating when they should be changed. If you can’t see a wear line, change the pads when they’ve worn to the bottom of the grooves moulded into th...