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Old October 20th 10, 06:37 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Andy
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Default Can't figure out where spring goes in brake mechanism

I decided to change out the brake on my grandson's Trek 20 Bike.

I thought it would be similar to other bikes I have worked on.
I need to find out where the spring goes that popped out.

I couldn't find an online or downloadable manual.

I remember seeing a post on usenet that had a link to a picture that
you could temporarily store.
I could then scan a drawing of the brake handle.

Does anyone know how I can accomplish it?

Have a great day,
Andy

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Old October 20th 10, 10:40 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Andy
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Default Can't figure out where spring goes in brake mechanism

On Oct 20, 12:37*pm, Andy wrote:
I decided to change out the brake on my grandson's Trek 20 Bike.

I thought it would be similar to other bikes I have worked on.
I need to find out where the spring goes that popped out.

I couldn't find an online or downloadable manual.

I remember seeing a post on usenet that had a link to a picture that
you could temporarily store.
I could then scan a drawing of the brake handle.

Does anyone know how I can accomplish it?

Have a great day,
* * * * * * * * *Andy

http://intouch.org/magazine/daily-de...happynews.com/


Link to my hand drawn picture of the brake mechanism.

I don't know where the spring goes.

I think that one of the 2 bolts go through it.

Thanks,
Andy

http://yfrog.com/1ftrek20j
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Old October 21st 10, 12:00 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Andy
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Default Can't figure out where spring goes in brake mechanism

On Oct 20, 12:37*pm, Andy wrote:
I decided to change out the brake on my grandson's Trek 20 Bike.

I thought it would be similar to other bikes I have worked on.
I need to find out where the spring goes that popped out.

I couldn't find an online or downloadable manual.

I remember seeing a post on usenet that had a link to a picture that
you could temporarily store.
I could then scan a drawing of the brake handle.

Does anyone know how I can accomplish it?

Have a great day,
* * * * * * * * *Andy

http://intouch.org/magazine/daily-de...happynews.com/


The pic of my drawing of the brake mechanism is here.

Andy

http://yfrog.com/1ftrek20j
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Old October 21st 10, 12:01 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Andy
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Default Can't figure out where spring goes in brake mechanism

On Oct 20, 12:37*pm, Andy wrote:
I decided to change out the brake on my grandson's Trek 20 Bike.

I thought it would be similar to other bikes I have worked on.
I need to find out where the spring goes that popped out.

I couldn't find an online or downloadable manual.

I remember seeing a post on usenet that had a link to a picture that
you could temporarily store.
I could then scan a drawing of the brake handle.

Does anyone know how I can accomplish it?

Have a great day,
* * * * * * * * *Andy

http://intouch.org/magazine/daily-de...happynews.com/


The pic of my drawing of the brake is here.

Thanks.

http://yfrog.com/1ftrek20j
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Old October 21st 10, 12:12 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Default Can't figure out where spring goes in brake mechanism

On Oct 20, 7:01*pm, Andy wrote:
On Oct 20, 12:37*pm, Andy wrote:





I decided to change out the brake on my grandson's Trek 20 Bike.


I thought it would be similar to other bikes I have worked on.
I need to find out where the spring goes that popped out.


I couldn't find an online or downloadable manual.


I remember seeing a post on usenet that had a link to a picture that
you could temporarily store.
I could then scan a drawing of the brake handle.


Does anyone know how I can accomplish it?


Have a great day,
* * * * * * * * *Andy


http://intouch.org/magazine/daily-de...happynews.com/


The pic of my drawing of the brake is here.

Thanks.

http://yfrog.com/1ftrek20j- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


If that spring is in the brake lever, you might not even need it.

Vin - Menotomy Vintage Bicycles
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Old October 21st 10, 12:46 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Andy
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Default Can't figure out where spring goes in brake mechanism

On Oct 21, 6:12*am, OldRoads wrote:
On Oct 20, 7:01*pm, Andy wrote:



On Oct 20, 12:37*pm, Andy wrote:


I decided to change out the brake on my grandson's Trek 20 Bike.


I thought it would be similar to other bikes I have worked on.
I need to find out where the spring goes that popped out.


I couldn't find an online or downloadable manual.


I remember seeing a post on usenet that had a link to a picture that
you could temporarily store.
I could then scan a drawing of the brake handle.


Does anyone know how I can accomplish it?


Have a great day,
* * * * * * * * *Andy


http://intouch.org/magazine/daily-de...happynews.com/


The pic of my drawing of the brake is here.


Thanks.


http://yfrog.com/1ftrek20j-Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


If that spring is in the brake lever, you might not even need it.

Vin - Menotomy Vintage Bicycleshttp://OldRoads.com


Thanks a lot Vin.

You were right, it didn't need the spring.

Andy
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Old October 21st 10, 06:18 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Default Can't figure out where spring goes in brake mechanism

On Oct 21, 5:46*am, Andy wrote:
On Oct 21, 6:12*am, OldRoads wrote:





On Oct 20, 7:01*pm, Andy wrote:


On Oct 20, 12:37*pm, Andy wrote:


I decided to change out the brake on my grandson's Trek 20 Bike.


I thought it would be similar to other bikes I have worked on.
I need to find out where the spring goes that popped out.


I couldn't find an online or downloadable manual.


I remember seeing a post on usenet that had a link to a picture that
you could temporarily store.
I could then scan a drawing of the brake handle.


Does anyone know how I can accomplish it?


Have a great day,
* * * * * * * * *Andy


http://intouch.org/magazine/daily-de...happynews.com/


The pic of my drawing of the brake is here.


Thanks.


http://yfrog.com/1ftrek20j-Hidequoted text -


- Show quoted text -


If that spring is in the brake lever, you might not even need it.


Vin - Menotomy Vintage Bicycleshttp://OldRoads.com


Thanks a lot Vin.

You were right, it didn't need the spring.


While the drawing is a bit hard to follow, the illustration of the
spring is clear enough to show that it is intended to go on the bolt
that serves as a pivot for the lever. The spring provides some force
to bias the lever to its "un-sqeezed position." Without the spring,
that is accomplished entirely by the tension on the cable supplied by
the spring on the brake itself.

DR
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Old October 24th 10, 03:15 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Andy
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Default Can't figure out where spring goes in brake mechanism

On Oct 21, 12:18*pm, DirtRoadie wrote:
On Oct 21, 5:46*am, Andy wrote:



On Oct 21, 6:12*am, OldRoads wrote:


On Oct 20, 7:01*pm, Andy wrote:


On Oct 20, 12:37*pm, Andy wrote:


I decided to change out the brake on my grandson's Trek 20 Bike.


I thought it would be similar to other bikes I have worked on.
I need to find out where the spring goes that popped out.


I couldn't find an online or downloadable manual.


I remember seeing a post on usenet that had a link to a picture that
you could temporarily store.
I could then scan a drawing of the brake handle.


Does anyone know how I can accomplish it?


Have a great day,
* * * * * * * * *Andy


http://intouch.org/magazine/daily-de...happynews.com/


The pic of my drawing of the brake is here.


Thanks.


http://yfrog.com/1ftrek20j-Hidequotedtext -


- Show quoted text -


If that spring is in the brake lever, you might not even need it.


Vin - Menotomy Vintage Bicycleshttp://OldRoads.com


Thanks a lot Vin.


You were right, it didn't need the spring.


While the drawing is a bit hard to follow, the illustration of the
spring is clear enough to show that it is intended to go on the bolt
that serves as a pivot for the lever. The spring *provides some force
to bias the lever to its "un-sqeezed position." Without the spring,
that is accomplished entirely by the tension on the cable supplied by
the spring on the brake itself.

DR


Thanks.

I found the spring tension on the brake itself is adjustable.

Getting the pads to be even distance from the aluminum rim took me an
hour to figure out. :-)

Andy
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Old October 24th 10, 03:53 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Default Can't figure out where spring goes in brake mechanism

adjusted pads to an even distance ?
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Old October 24th 10, 03:58 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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