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#1
When releasing my rear brake lever, brake pads do not release from rim, what adjustments do I need to make? I've original dura ace brakes - 2002 Trek 5900
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#2
Try undoing the cable from the caliper. If they pop open then, it means you have a stuck cable. If they still stay closed, the caliper is gunked up or needs adjustment on the pivots.
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#3
(07-15-2010, 11:46 PM)DaveM Wrote:  Try undoing the cable from the caliper. If they pop open then, it means you have a stuck cable. If they still stay closed, the caliper is gunked up or needs adjustment on the pivots.

Dave, your troubleshooting methods are always SUPERB! Smile

Steve
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#4
10-4 to what Dave said........ And check the return spring on brakes, one side could have come loose or broke.
Never Give Up!!!
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#5
In addition to the above use a couple drops of triflow or the alike in the pivot arms.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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