From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jobst Brandt)
Subject: Re: single pivot side pull brake problem.
Date: 3 May 2001 19:01:35 GMT
Larry Bennett wrote:
> I gave it to my nephew. Tonight I noticed that the things you flip
> up to release the brake were in the up position...so that the brake
> pads were too far from the rims. My nephew says that it happens
> when he brakes hard.
The only way I have seen this occur is when a brake chatters severely
when applied. If I get tar weed goo on my rims riding across a field,
my Campagnolo brakes on my road bicycle chatter enough to rotate the
QR lever to the open position. Of course, this opening is a trivial
side effect. The horrendous chatter makes braking nearly useless
anyway and must be corrected. With roadside water, just riding through
a long mud puddle with the brakes on fixes that. It has fine scouring
grit and a rinse at the same time.
Jobst Brandt <email@example.com>