Open A Cantilever Bike Brake

Introduction

It's simple to open a cantilever brake to remove a wheel or dismount the cable.

Step 1

Cantilever brake connections - Open A Cantilever Bike Brake

Cantilever brake connections

One end of the straddle wire on a cantilever brake is clamped, the other is held by a nipple.

Step 2

One side - Open A Cantilever Bike Brake

One side

Push the cantilever brake arm holding the nipple-end of the straddle wire against the rim.

Step 3

The other side - Open A Cantilever Bike Brake

The other side

Pull the nipple in the other direction and unhook the cable through the slot. The cantilever brake is now open.