Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Bicycle Mechanics
Reload this Page >

Brake Arm Won't Spring Back.......

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

Brake Arm Won't Spring Back.......

Old 06-06-14, 02:41 PM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 173
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Brake Arm Won't Spring Back.......

One of my brake arms doesn't move at all. I took apart the arm and greased it good. It didn't help. I adjusted the little screws on each side and it didn't help. The spring on the broke arm looks the same as the working arm. The broken side is the side where the noodle rests at. Not sure if that is it? Any help would be appreciated.
americanlt2 is offline  
Old 06-06-14, 02:49 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Posts: 37,676

Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter

Mentioned: 134 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5256 Post(s)
Liked 1,561 Times in 894 Posts
Do you feel any spring action at all? Test by removing the noodle from the arm and with the wheel off. See if loosening the brake helps. If so the bushing may be work, or something is binding it, so tightening the bolt binds the brake. There are fixed for this but you have to identify the cause.

Also of the spring legs aren't at 12 and 6 (180° apart) The orientation of the spring is critical, so it's working arc is correct. Try removing the brake, flipping the spring over and reassembling.
Chain-L site

An ounce of diagnosis is worth a pound of cure.

“Never argue with an idiot. He will only bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.”, George Carlin

“One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions” - Adm Grace Murray Hopper - USN

WARNING, I'm from New York. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance.
FBinNY is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Bicycle Mechanics
12-21-15 12:31 PM
Bicycle Mechanics
08-15-15 03:19 PM
Bicycle Mechanics
03-21-13 10:27 PM
Bicycle Mechanics
12-02-12 03:36 AM
Bicycle Mechanics
12-19-11 09:54 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.