Brakes Brake shoe adjustment

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by danlandberg, May 1, 2010.

  1. danlandberg

    danlandberg Member

    Do you adjust the leading (rear) or the trailing (front) to touch the rim first? They squeak when braking!!! :thinking: I can't remember. :whistling:

  2. a/c man

    a/c man Member

  3. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    a/c man: per the Sheldon Brown link you posted above, the front (trailing) edge of the shoes should touch slightly before the rear...
    Last edited: May 1, 2010
  4. a/c man

    a/c man Member

    Thanks for clarifying that. My problem is that I always ride my bike backwards!!
  5. vegaspaddy

    vegaspaddy Member

    squeaking is a good sound in my book, its when they stop squeaking thats when you have to worry !!!!!!!!!