Author Topic: Rear brake retaining spring.  (Read 214 times)

Offline Dolomite_

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Rear brake retaining spring.
« on: January 05, 2020, 04:35:37 PM »
I've referenced some pictures and It appears that I have the retaining spring next to the rear brake lever in the right place but there still seems to be quite a bit of play in the brake lever. The adjuster nut on the wheel end is compressing the spring that end quite a lot and if I keep turning the nut to take out the play it will be fully compressed.

Could anyone upload some pictures of the 2 springs so I can compare?

Offline Moorey

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Re: Rear brake retaining spring.
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2020, 04:45:30 PM »
Are you sure the brake lever arm is in the correct position on the splines into the drum.

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Re: Rear brake retaining spring.
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2020, 05:02:32 PM »
Both the rear brake lever and the brake pedal are punch marked along with the splined spindles they go onto. Make sure both punch marks align on both items otherwise you'll end up in the situation your finding yourself now. Also ensure the brake pedal adjusting bolt is set correctly, the further down the lever sits the more it pulls the brake rod forward, of course the lever should sit so your foot rests easily on it so some personal preference is fine.
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Offline Nurse Julie

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Re: Rear brake retaining spring.
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2020, 05:06:12 PM »
Also to add to the above, have you got the rear brake adjuster rod in the correct position at the angle part at the front? I will take a photo in a minute.
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Offline Nurse Julie

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Re: Rear brake retaining spring.
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2020, 05:16:52 PM »
That's a piece or rubber on the end of the spring, so me frame doesn't get scratched 😊😊😊

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Offline Dolomite_

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Re: Rear brake retaining spring.
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2020, 06:59:48 PM »
Thanks all. Got that job ticked off, now onto the next one.

 

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