Brakepedal was junk all the time but I "repaired" it and it worked for a while. With the bike totally rebuild it is safer to install a new one. Easy to buy at Motorcyclestorehouse/BaMo Tech so while waiting I took a BMX Seatpost and made a spacer out of it for the brake pedal. Shimano DX pedal inserts will hold the spacer/brake pedal axle in place. And last but not least: a flat front tire...yes that was the last thing I didn't touch so now I had 100% of the bike in my hands.