How To Fix Hybrid/Mountain Bike V Brakes Rubbing On One Side

How To Fix Hybrid/Mountain Bike V Brakes Rubbing On One Side



The Gary Fisher bike that I have been working has V brakes. Both sets of brakes were rubbing on one side. The adjustment is very easy. I made a quick video to show how to repair this.

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I'm going to show you how to fix D breaks that are rubbing on one side if you notice here the one side kind of comes over and the other side really doesn't move if I go ahead and spin the tire this side is rubbing the first thing you want to do is release the skewer to make sure that the tire is centered just go ahead and release the skewer get the tire make sure it sits in there all set up and then tighten it back up again if you're still having issues now we're going to have to make adjustments to the brakes since this one is like not moving in but this one is we want to pull this one out so there's a little screw down here it's either a flat tip or a Philips I use a flat tip here just go ahead and tighten it just turn it half a turn clockwise then the little screw over here we want to go ahead and loosen it just a little bit and we're going ahead and just loose it a half a turn so turn that counter-clock clockwise half turn go ahead and try the brakes still not right so go ahead and tighten this another half a turn and loosen this one half a turn see this try to get it's getting better there that's just about right let's just go ahead and just another quarter of turn let's go ahead just turn this just a little bit more perfect that's all you need to do

31 thoughts on “How To Fix Hybrid/Mountain Bike V Brakes Rubbing On One Side

  1. One side of my V brake was sticking and I would have lost hours before paying someone else if you hadn't told me about that little screw on the side. Thank you from Manchester, England.

  2. Every time I try this, I always end up with one screw that can't be tightened anymore and the other one that can't be loosened anymore.

  3. Never noticed those screws. Was fumbling around for ten minutes doing whatnot and then decide to look this up and problem solved in a minute! Thanks!

  4. You saved my trip. I'm doing a cross country trip and that damn brake was giving me all kinds of hell. Although my tire now free spins it's has this odd rubbing sound that might be my ture rubbing on something. I'll figure it out. But tires are aired and the brakes are working now. 4 days to the trip.

  5. DUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE AMAZING VIDEO SUPER HELPFUL AND HIGH QUALITY. BEST VIDEO ON HOW TO DO THIS ON YOUTUBE BY FAR THANK YOU MY GUYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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