Re: [CR]more [newbie] brake caliper tension - off to side?

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From: "Aldo Ross" <>
To: "Paulie Davis" <>, <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]more [newbie] brake caliper tension - off to side?
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 13:56:07 -0400

Hi Paulie,

Are these "recessed" brake bolts? If so, are you certain the bolt isn't bottoming-out in the allen nut?

Aldo Ross
(going downhill fast in)
Middletown, Ohio

----- Original Message -----
From: Paulie Davis
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2003 1:21 PM
Subject: [CR]more [newbie] brake caliper tension - off to side?

> Hi all,
> I keep running into what must be a classic problem with my various Campy sidepull brakes -- difficulty in centering. One book I have says the spring needs to be retensioned with use of a punch somehow, but it seems more like a question of centering the brake caliper body and re-tightening the nut. However at the moment, even when I do that, it doesn't work for more than one or two uses of the brake lever.
> Can somebody point me to a good discussion of this problem in a book or online? Sheldon Brown covers cantilevers, but I can't find something on his great site that addresses my problem.
> Paulie "seemingly forever newbie" Davis
> In foggy (rainy?) Los Angeles, CA