In this article, we will walk through the mounting and adjustment for the linear pole rim caliper brake.
Make sure you’re watching the caliper mounting and adjustment that matches your brake type. If you’re not sure what you’re dealing with check this article.
The linear-pull brake may be found on the rear or the front of the bike. Pivots for the break are located below the braking surface. Left and right arms are pulled together by a single primary wire.
The housing stock is attached to one arm. The cable extends to the other one with the pinch bolt, pulling the lever, brings the pads to the rim.
This is important to know how to tighten your bike brakes properly.
Typical tools and suppliers may include. Hex wrenches for brake caliper, mounting and pad adjustment, a four 10 cable stretcher, Cory crunch, and bits to make sure things are properly tight.
Screwdriver for breaks, centering a cable cutter to trim the brake cable and installing the ANCAP grease. A rag and a thread locker.
linear pole breaks Mount to the same frame fittings as the candle lever break, the outside of this surface should get some grease to help them run smooth and not blind.
Do not grease or lubricate the inside threads. There is typically a thread locker on the bolt, or if there’s nine here. The Thread locker could be put inside a grease on the threads would eliminate the purpose of the thread locker.
The brake calipers have a spring that will insert into one of three possible fittings. The topmost fitting provides a lot of spring tension. You may have to twist the pad to get past the fork.
It almost feels like there’s too much tension. The bottom-most hole. Provides very little tension, typically select the middle hole and make sure that both sides are symmetrical and in the same middle hole.
The brake cable passes through the housing and the housing will be stopped at what, what is called a noodle.
The noodle acts as a stop for the housing and the cable will pass out to the other arm, allowing us to draw arms together.
You have a lot of leverage on these arms. Uh, it doesn’t take a lot of force to pull the pads together. So typically, just using the hand is enough and here again, we’re tightening the pinch bowl.
It should flatten and crush that cable here. Six Newton meters is a good average. Torque.
Well now set the pad clearance at the rim by the feel at the lever. If the pants are too tight, the lever is going to pull and immediately engage.
That is simply too close and the wheel comes out of true at all. It’s going to rub the pads. Additionally, it really doesn’t give us good braking power.
It’s difficult to disengage the quick release mechanism. We shouldn’t be able to pull out the linkage from the noodle.
These brakes are ready for the road and that concludes the process for brake caliper, mounting, and adjustment.
If you’re looking for help on a different procedure relating to rim brakes, we’ve got a whole series, and watch this video for an explanation, how we’ve organized.