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    Putting together new bike, issue connecting front V-brakes.

    Hi,

    While generally competent, I have never had any experience with bicycles. Just got a new one and am putting together, and have no issue but failed to get the front brakes/wheel working.

    Basically, if I hook the brakes together (really quite sure they are V-brakes) the are then too close for the wheel to slot in.

    So naturally I tried putting the wheel in first (what I now think is correct) however then I cannot connect the brakes, as the cord is not long enough.

    Ive done a LOT of googling but do not know what im doing. Any advice would be great. I think I may need to loosen the brakes, but that seems a bit odd considering its brand new.

    Thanks,

    Jill

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    How to set/fix up v-brakes on your bicycle - YouTube
    Note from 4:45 on where the brake cable is connected together. The reverse will open it up enough to put the wheel back in (assuming I've interpreted your problem correctly).

    Otherwise, this might help.
    1 - Adjusting a V-Brake - YouTube

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    The second video was perfect. Thanks a lot, everything is sorted.

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