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I need help re-attaching my front brake!
#1
Hi everyone!

So I just bought a bike today and in order to fit it in my car I had to take the front wheel off. I can get the wheel back on but I can't seem to re-attach the front breaks! I'm sure it's incredibly easy but I just don't seem to have the magic touch. I've attached a picture of how they are now.

Any help would be appreciated! I've googled the heck out of this but haven't found anything that helps.
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#2
You'll have to pull the bottom end of the curved part so it fits in the slotted hole (in the silver part on top of your left brake arm. Here's a video about adjusting v-brakes that demonstrates this:

http://bikeride.com/adjust-v-brakes/

Hope that helps!
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#3
I edited your photo to show where it goes...
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#4
Should end looking like this:-

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/LargeImage.aspx?ModelID=7048
Ride hard or ride home alone!
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#5
i am having the same issue! i just bought my bike today and had to remove the front wheel. however, i try to squeeze the brakes together so that i can reattach and i can't seem to squeeze tight enough. i can't get it back together. what am i doing wrong? help!!!!
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#6
Check that the cable housing is seated properly in the brake lever on the handlebars.
You shouldn't have to but slacken the cable adjuster to give a bit of extra length.
If it came off and you have made no changes then it should go back on ???
Ride hard or ride home alone!
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