Install HED Jet 5 on a Felt AR5
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    Install HED Jet 5 on a Felt AR5

    Hi everyone
    I met yesterday a guy who sells a pair of HED Jet 5 clincher so I mounted the rear wheel on my bike (Felt AR5) but the brake pads were so close to the wheel that I could not roll with it.
    Is there a way to adjust the break width so that a larger wheel would fit ? for those who don't know the break on this bike is hidden behind the bottom bracket and there is a quick release also near the handlebar.
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    ALL brakes are adjustable. Post a photo and I'll explain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    ALL brakes are adjustable. Post a photo and I'll explain.
    Here are some pics (not with the new wheels though).

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    If you can't figure this out I'd recommend taking your bike to a shop and having a qualified mechanic make the adjustment. I'm really not trying to sound like a dick but this is both easy and obvious. Maybe you can have the mechanic show you how it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarySky View Post
    Hi everyone
    I met yesterday a guy who sells a pair of HED Jet 5 clincher so I mounted the rear wheel on my bike (Felt AR5) but the brake pads were so close to the wheel that I could not roll with it.
    Is there a way to adjust the break width so that a larger wheel would fit ? for those who don't know the break on this bike is hidden behind the bottom bracket and there is a quick release also near the handlebar.
    Thanks !
    What CX said. Study the brake and if you can't see how to loosen the cable clamp and let the brake open up a bit, then you need to take it to a shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    If you can't figure this out I'd recommend taking your bike to a shop and having a qualified mechanic make the adjustment. I'm really not trying to sound like a dick but this is both easy and obvious. Maybe you can have the mechanic show you how it works.
    I know how to do it (and that I did) by adjusting the tension of the cable. My question was if there is an easier way with a barrel adjuster for instance but I don't see any on my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarySky View Post
    I know how to do it (and that I did) by adjusting the tension of the cable. My question was if there is an easier way with a barrel adjuster for instance but I don't see any on my bike.
    Well, there ya go. There is a centering screw on the NDS (left) of the brake, in the little 'V' made by the 2 arms, under the Shimano logo. You said nothing in your OP about knowing how to loosen the cable by undoing the anchor bolt and letting the cable through. You should probably be a little more clear the next time.
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