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    I removed my rear wheel to change out the sprocket a while ago, and I've noticed since then that my rear brake has a tendency to stick on sometimes. when rotating the wheel there seems to be a spot that the brake likes to stick at. I haven't pulled it apart yet, but just wondered if anyone knew what I might want to look for.

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    Might want to look for whatewver you did wrong putting it back together. Oil/grease on shoes? Shoes and/or drum worn allowing overcentering the cam?




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    despite any useful advice, after taking it apart and not finding "whatever I did wrong putting it back together", I simply reassembled it again and it's working fine now.

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    Drum brakes are just so easy! Too bad disk brakes arent the same. I deglaze my drum brakes all the time. Think i'll file some grooves in them next time around.
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    I have filed groves in drumbrakes used in the dirt for years. Works wonders for sticking and squeeling.----------Scotsman

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    Quote Originally Posted by danwray View Post
    despite any useful advice, after taking it apart and not finding "whatever I did wrong putting it back together", I simply reassembled it again and it's working fine now.
    Just goes to show you don't give your wrenching skills enough credit.




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    FYI, I found that the little plastic part that the spring surrounds on the rod going from the pedal to the drum was becoming unseated. Instead of sliding on the rod, it would pop off and clamp the rod. Thats the sticky feeling i was experiencing. Just in case anyone else was experiencing this.

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