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Lamber
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Hi guys,

 

I'm having trouble centering my avid single digit 7 v-brakes on my trials bike. The pad on the left hand side is about 4mm from the rim (perfect for me) but then the pad on the right hand side is already rubbing against the rim. what can i do to center it?

 

I've already lubed the fixed points where the brakes are attached to the frame. Can i use washers as spacers?

 

Any help would be great. Thanks :thumbup:

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You will need to tighten or loosen the screw (circled) for the spring tension. Either tighten the one on the right if possible or loosen the one on the left. This will shift your brakes right. If you plan on tightening the right screw, first unclip the spring, I've seen many guys damage the screw head by trying to tighten with the spring clipped in. If you want to keep the 4mm gap you will probably have to loosen your cable a bit too. Hope this helps.

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You will need to tighten or loosen the screw (circled) for the spring tension. Either tighten the one on the right if possible or loosen the one on the left. This will shift your brakes right. If you plan on tightening the right screw, first unclip the spring, I've seen many guys damage the screw head by trying to tighten with the spring clipped in. If you want to keep the 4mm gap you will probably have to loosen your cable a bit too. Hope this helps.

 

Great stuff man! ended up loosening the left side screw- took me just under 5 minutes to get it sorted! Thanks much! :thumbup:

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