Re: [CR]toe in was:(no subject)


Example: Production Builders

Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 18:58:15 -0500
From: Steve Kurt <kurtsj@mtco.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]toe in was:(no subject)
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Unless the brakes are cheapies that 1) bend easily, 2) are likely to be mis-aligned to begin with, or 3) you don't care if the arms suddenly snap, I would try to avoid bending the caliper arms. You can usually get the same results by filing a bit of material off of the rear of the brake pads. Heck, you've probably already taken the pads off to check for bits of embedded crud, so it's easy to do a bit of filing. (classic content: it works for my Weinmann center pulls. Not sure if even this could stop a MAFAC from squealing). Just my opinion and experience, of course!

Steve Kurt Peoria, IL
> From: "Keith Kessel" <kbkmd@hotmail.com>
> Subject: [CR](no subject)
>
> Sometimes it is necessary to slightly toe in the brake pads by using a
> Cresent wrench and carefully bending the caliper arms ever so slightly. This
> is after you have tried cleaning the rims and pads, or even replacing the
> pads for new ones.
> Cheers,
> Keith Kessel