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    mechanical disc brake adjustment ?

    I did search, search engine is worthless (like on all forums)

    I just want to know how to adjust a mechanical disc brake, received a new bike from warranty today and it has front disc brake!

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    Don't know what brakes you have...but here is a good place to start.

    Mikey

    Try a google search...you may have better luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyLikesIt
    Don't know what brakes you have...but here is a good place to start.

    Mikey

    Try a google search...you may have better luck.
    Good article.

    To th OP:

    Basically you want the caliper aligned first... then set the cable tension/pad adjustement/lever reach (this is a balance of common sense and personal preference and make/model of brakes)-try to get no rubbing until the lever has been pulled 1/3 or so of its travel.

    These adjustment will all take some time and maybe some trial and error. Be patient.

    Keep oil and grease away from pads and rotors (clean with rubbing alcohol if necessary)

    After adjustments, new brakes may take a little time to "bed-in" and develop full power.
    You better just go ahead and drop that seatpost down to the reflector... the trail gets pretty rough down there.

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    I have slight rubbing problem i will try to fix but i think i dialed it down properly!

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    at the same time, you might wanna loosen the cable pinch bolt as well, and retighten caliper is aligned.
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