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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. ...

Fitting new V-brake units (3)

Fitting new V-brake units

V-brake units get very tired if you use them hard. Every time you pull and release the brakes, the units rotate around the pivots, bending then releasing the spring. The pivots and springs won’t last forever, particularly if you ride in muddy or dusty conditions. Simple, single-pivot types (like the Avid units in the pictures, or the Shimano Deore types) tend to last longer than those with a complex multipivot arrangement. ...