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Old 06-07-19, 06:55 PM
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Electric Rad Wheels

It is a pain to have to take off the rear wheel to adjust the brake pads properly. I use the brakes all the time and so I have to adjust both sides frequently. I've noticed that AVID has some sort of dial. My question is, is there any tool I can purchase or possibly make to ease in that burden?
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Old 06-08-19, 09:17 AM
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pay a regular visit to your favorite bike shop and they can do that for you, for a fee..

Mechanical-cable pulled disc brakes all require manual pad wear adjustments,

Hydraulic disc brakes do not.

so, have that favorite bike shop install a hydraulic brake system for you..



since, I assume, mechanics are not your thing..








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Old 06-08-19, 05:53 PM
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That is not an option. And I assume you don't have an answer.

I do appreciate you telling me that mechanical brakes needs manual adjustment.. Although..I already stated that.
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Old 06-08-19, 06:00 PM
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A couple inline adjusters?
https://jagwire.com/products/small-p...line-adjusters
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Old 06-08-19, 06:09 PM
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It appears that your wheels are compatible with disc brakes. Exactly which make and model of disc brake callipers do you have? For the most part, it is not necessary to remove a wheel to adjust a brake. Maybe yours are different. Perhaps a link to the specific brake system you are dealing with could help with advice
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Old 06-08-19, 07:38 PM
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The disc brake caliper has 2 pads. One that is on the arm and the other. The other one is a pain to reach because the hub of the rear wheel is electric and it takes up too much space I can't get any conventional tools to adjust it
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some mechanical disc brakes have tool free adjustments like the bb7 I assume the fixed pad is awkward to get at because the hub motor means you cant poke an allen key in from the non disc side maybe you need to cut down a allen key to allow easier access and adjustments?
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Originally Posted by paramountx View Post
That is not an option. And I assume you don't have an answer.

I do appreciate you telling me that mechanical brakes needs manual adjustment.. Although..I already stated that.
Did you get banned? Is there truly not a bike shop anywhere nearby? If those are the case, get a bike that doesn't use a super cheap super heavy wheel mounted motor and mechanical disc brakes and you won't have the problems.

You could also have a shop that doesn't have a Park electric stand or something similar (EVT or Minoura) and I can see why they wouldn't want to touch it, everyone in the shop's back would be out for weeks.
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I get it

There are many wheel/disk brake setups that arent very well engineered and there is no room or very little room to get an allen wrench in to adjust the inner pad. Sorry but your only option is to remove the caliper, adjust the pad and bolt the caliper back on.

The best option really was already posted- Switch to hydraulic brakes.

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Old 06-16-19, 06:34 PM
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Switch to hydraulics isn't an option. But thanks for your input. I'm not in the position to do anything like that. The only solution would have been to have a tool. I can't do any modifications to the bikes
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Old 06-16-19, 06:35 PM
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some mechanical disc brakes have tool free adjustments like the bb7 I assume the fixed pad is awkward to get at because the hub motor means you cant poke an allen key in from the non disc side maybe you need to cut down a allen key to allow easier access and adjustments?
Yeah that's what I'm thinking. Was hoping there was a tool already made
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Switch to hydraulics isn't an option. But thanks for your input. I'm not in the position to do anything like that. The only solution would have been to have a tool. I can't do any modifications to the bikes
I can understand that this may not be a viable option for reasons that you have not explained. Could you please tell us why you cannot do that. It might prompt other useful suggestions
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Old 06-16-19, 07:15 PM
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It's not my bike to modify. It's a company bike.
Not that's it's physically impossible, it's just, that bike with that modification won't be allowed.
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Old 06-16-19, 07:45 PM
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It's not my bike to modify. It's a company bike.
Not that's it's physically impossible, it's just, that bike with that modification won't be allowed.
So, what is the thinking of the company? Do they think that it is cheaper to allow their bikes to be ridden in a possibly unsafe state and deal with possible lawsuits than to fix the problem? Ford tried that with the Pinto
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Old 06-20-19, 07:16 PM
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So, what is the thinking of the company? Do they think that it is cheaper to allow their bikes to be ridden in a possibly unsafe state and deal with possible lawsuits than to fix the problem? Ford tried that with the Pinto
There is no problem. I was just looking for a tool to make my life easier.
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This thread is a perfect example of someone not getting a straight answer to a simple question...with some replies even being a bit and needlessly snarky. (shakes head). I dont get it.

OP: I have a similar situation and rather than 1) replacing a perfectly suitable factory braking system simply to facilitate routine service, or 2) visiting a largely dis-interested LBS for this easy DIY maintenance item, I simply followed another posters suggestion and cut down an allen wrench for this very use.

Problem solved and good luck.
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Old 06-25-19, 07:42 PM
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This thread is a perfect example of someone not getting a straight answer to a simple question...with some replies even being a bit and needlessly snarky. (shakes head). I dont get it.

OP: I have a similar situation and rather than 1) replacing a perfectly suitable factory braking system simply to facilitate routine service, or 2) visiting a largely dis-interested LBS for this easy DIY maintenance item, I simply followed another posters suggestion and cut down an allen wrench for this very use.

Problem solved and good luck.
I know right? Like wow a simple question and while I appreciate trying to solve my problem. I just wanted a tool. -.-
So, I 'm guessing getting a allen wrench thats shaped like an L and cut it so that it'll fit within the gap. You got a picture I can see of yours?
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I know right? Like wow a simple question and while I appreciate trying to solve my problem. I just wanted a tool. -.-
So, I 'm guessing getting a allen wrench thats shaped like an L and cut it so that it'll fit within the gap. You got a picture I can see of yours?


I used a side cutter (die cutter) with a cut off disc for this.
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