Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the January Giveaway for the DYU R1 20" City Electric Bike


Adjusting Tektro R40 for wider tire
#1
I have Tektro R40 dual pivot caliper brakes (as provided on my 2011 Trek)

Recently I decided to use a slightly wider tire (going from 23 to 25)

When I try to mount the wheel, the gap between the brake pads is not large enough to accommodate the larger tire

I could deflate the tire a bit and get it to slide through, but I would like to adjust the brake to accommodate the wider tire without doing so, so I could remove the front wheel for travelling

I have googled adjusting this brake but am still confused with what has to be done

Can you help ?

THANKS
  Reply
#2
do you know how to use the release lever? that should open up enough to let the tire pass. but the cable should be set with the lever in the closed position to begin with.
There are two kinds of people in the world, "Those who help themselves to people, and those who help people!"
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
new victim for the salt mine!
Today 05:02 PM
Twin Schwin two speed tandem
Today 01:53 PM
How much do you bike per year?
Today 12:45 AM
Commute/Beginner Triathlon bikes
Yesterday 06:34 PM
New member
Yesterday 06:20 PM
Counsel on a ‘73 Raleigh
Yesterday 12:09 AM
Failure to stop at stop sign means $500 ...
Yesterday 12:07 AM
paralyzed in a bike crash: Sports Illust...
Yesterday 12:04 AM
First Century
01-17-2022 11:41 PM
pedal crankset axle squeak
01-17-2022 11:23 PM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
26 posts
no avatar 2. jeffg
17 posts
no avatar 3. ReapThaWhirlwind
15 posts
no avatar 4. Jake1
14 posts
no avatar 5. JR Namida
10 posts