Old 05-02-14, 06:10 PM
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A few questions about the Brompton brakes

A few weeks ago I bought a Brompton and I am very glad I did. I intend to do the maintenance myself and already saw that Brompton has many videos and other technical information about adjustment, maintenance etc. on their website.
It strikes me however that there is hardly any information about the brakes.

Although the bike is still new and no adjustment etc is needed, I would like to know:

1) How do I adjust and fine-tune the brakes if needed ?
2) What are the torque values for the various bolts, being the central mounting bolt (to the fork), the bolt that connects both calipers and the bolt of the brake pads ? I ask this because I am inclined to over tighten bolts and bought a (Topeak) torque wrench because of that.

Btw, I assume that the brakes are not made by Brompton, but are of another brand. Is this true and if so, does anybody know which brand it is ? In that case I can search for a manual for that brand and type of brakes.

Thanks in advance.
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