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How to configure front brakes:
#1
Hello:

I recently purchased this TREK Verve 2 and ever since I
removed the front wheel to put it in my car, I have had difficulties
with the front brakes.
There are two problems (see attached photos):
1) At the handlebars the cable keeps coming loose when either
the brake-handlebar is pressed or when I attempt to connect it
at the other end.

2) I can seem to connect it properly at the bottom over the front
wheel. That also keeps coming out.

How can I fix these?

Thanks in advance:
SPEB
Also this photo:
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#2
look at these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPOS9b1yIYE

http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/linear-pull-brake-service-v-brake-type

and Alex's video:
http://bikeride.com/adjust-v-brakes/
Nigel
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#3
The end of the cable doesn't look right when I magnify the picture. The stop for the cable at the noodle doesn't look right, but how could that have changed unless it was damaged while the wheel was off?
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#4
I probably damaged it when attempting to assemble/attach it.
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#5
Hey Nigel, he may have some kitty litter buckets that you can use if your nice. Smile
There are two kinds of people in the world, "Those who help themselves to people, and those who help people!"
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#6
(06-03-2013, 07:24 PM)painkiller Wrote:  Hey Nigel, he may have some kitty litter buckets that you can use if your nice. Smile

hehehehehe

with three males; the little one is 12 lbs; we have no shortage Smile
Nigel
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#7
(06-03-2013, 06:26 PM)speb Wrote:  I probably damaged it when attempting to assemble/attach it.
perhaps look at your back brake & compare. I think you just need another noodle with a built in cable stop.
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