2 quick brake questions

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jgerstemeier
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2 quick brake questions

Post by jgerstemeier » Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:26 pm

After assembling the brake caliper and adjusting it per the support session video, I noticed 2 things...
1. There is still a little wiggle in the whole brake assembly. Is this a problem?
2. I think we have it adjusted correctly. I tightened down the set screw till the brake caliper just kisses the brake pad and then backed it off a tiny bit, but it seems like it takes a long time for the brakes to bring the cart to a stop.

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Re: 2 quick brake questions

Post by Dave » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:21 pm

Make sure the brake disc is attached to the side of the hub that has bare metal exposed (not the painted side). The hubs were all machined to have one true face. If the disc is on the wrong side of the hub, it can cause the brake disc to wobble
Dave
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