Crash Damaged Brake Lever Fixable?

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LeDuke
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Ate it pretty hard last night when my front tire lost all pressure going down a 10% grade. Bike came out remarkably well, all told, except for the front brake.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this?

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Sorry to hear this. I can’t answer your question but just curious how you lost all tire pressure suddenly. I hope you weren’t using latex tubes.


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pdlpsher1 wrote:Sorry to hear this. I can’t answer your question but just curious how you lost all tire pressure suddenly. I hope you weren’t using latex tubes.


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Something tore a 6mm wide hole in the tire. Went from 60psi to zero, instantly.


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by LeDuke

Figured it out.

Pop the retaining c-clip, push the pin out. Then, remove the screw holding the “stop plate” in place. Wiggle that free. In my case, the force of the crash pulled the bolt out of a hole that was smaller than the head of the bolt.

So, I took various pairs of pliers and a tiny ball-peen hammer to it, and bent it flat again. Reassembled in reverse order, of course.

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