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rear break throw

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So now that I have had a break in the weather and was able to go for a quick spin. I have discovered that the throw on my rear break is way too much. It takes a good two to three inches before it even engages. I have tightened the spring in the back down as far as I can and it seems to help. Anyone know of any other method to shorten the throw? PS it was fine till the break peddle fell of because the bolt fell out. (I have since invested in lock-tide.)

(PS she runs like a top! and I love my new grips so far)
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I like to have about a half inch of travel on the lever before the brake starts coming on.


Same thing here.

I'm trying to wear in a new set right now. So far they stop like crap compared to the nearly dead ones. Only a few short rides of use so far.
Or I could find some time and actually ride the bike. They were surfaced but not used. Put on Sunday.

At least it isn't snowing like it is at my brothers.
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