Close A Bike’s Cantilever Brake

Introduction

It is easy to close a cantilever brake after the wheel has been re-attached

Step 1

Check the cantilever brake cable - Close A Bike’s Cantilever Brake

Check the cantilever brake cable

Check the outer-cable of the cantilever brake is seated in the lever and all stops.

Step 2

Straddle cable - Close A Bike’s Cantilever Brake

Straddle cable

Mount the straddle cable in yoke and use it to pull the arm it’s clamped in towards you and ‘ON’.

Step 3

Hook - Close A Bike’s Cantilever Brake

Hook

Slip the straddle wire into it’s slot and hook the nipple in the free cantilever brake arm.

Step 4

Centre - Close A Bike’s Cantilever Brake

Centre

Pull the cantilever brake lever hard to centre the yoke.

Step 5

Check - Close A Bike’s Cantilever Brake

Check

Check the cantilever brake by applying it and releasing it