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  1. #1
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    Sep 2005

    Need Help Adjusting Lever Pull and Stopping Power On My Hayes'

    Ok, well ive been riding for a couple years but never really worked on bikes so forgive me if this is something easy.

    I just want to know how to adjust the lever pull on my brakes because they dont engage until i pull the lever almost all the way back to my handle bar and the stopping power on my rear brake is weak.

    I noticed 2 screws on the brake lever, one on the inside of the lever and one on the outside. The one on the inside is a allen wrench screw and the one on the outside is a phillips head screw. Could either of these be of help?

    Any help is appreciated,

  2. #2
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    May 2005
    The one on the inside of the lever is the reach adjustment screw. There is no way to adjust how far the lever goes before engaging unless you either get different thickness pads or bleed the entire system(or have brakes with the pad adjustment feature).

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