How do you fix the brakes on the back of a mongoose rebel bmx bicycle?

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The brake setup varies depending on the model of the bike (i.e. what year it was produced in) however it is usually just a standard brake setup... When looking at the handlebars you will see the brake lever (the one you pull to apply the brakes) the rear one is located on the left hand side. Attached to this will be a cable, this cable consists of the black sleeve and inner wire, when you pull on the lever it should pull the inner wire through the cable. Follow this cable down the bike to the rear calipers, these are two brake arms with pads on them that should rub on the rim of the back wheel when you pull on the lever. Since I do not know what your exact problem is with the brakes I suggest you do the following check: 1) make sure that the cable is well lubricated. and slides through the housing easily. 2) the pads are alligned with the rim so that when pulled in they are touching the metal. 3) the pads do not touch the rim unless you are pulling on the lever Finally make sure that the rim is clean of any grease and muck and that the brake pads are clean as well, this make it easier for them to grip the wheel. Try lightly rubbing the pads with some sandpaper to make them grip better. I hope this helps, Good Luck BMX RULES
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