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Troubleshooting Brake Adjustment Wheel that Wont Adjust with Brake Spoon

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I put these on in Sep 2016 but never could get brakes adjusted. I could not move the star with the brake tool. Does this look right? Recently, I was changing bearings and tried to adjust.

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It looks like your adjustment star wheel is fully retracted to the point it might be too tight to adjust with a brake spoon like # W80630. With the hub off see if you can get the star wheel to break free so that it can start to adjust out. Maybe try grabbing the star wheel with a set of channel locks to really get decent leverage on it. You should be able to see the inner threads like in the picture I attached.

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I had tried the channel locks with no success before. It seems really seized up.

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Have you tried penetrating spray lube like WD-40? A couple rounds of that an hour or so apart would hopefully free it up.

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