[CR]Centering Universal 68s.


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Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 08:17:25 -0400
From: HM & SS Sachs <sachs@erols.com>
To: fred_rednor@yahoo.com, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Centering Universal 68s.

Fred Rafael Rednor wrote:

> Any tips on centering Universal 68s? Aaron, It's sad in a way - I never encountered another quality brakeset as difficult to center as the Universal 68s. I think that accounted for the lasting appeal of center-pulls. I _finally_ was able to do it when I got one of those tools that grabs the loops of the caliper return spring. (The Park OBW-3, for example, but I originally bought a similar tool made from wire.) Anyway, take a look at this: http://www.parktool.com/tools/OBW_3BIG.shtml

Before we got into the "thou shalt preserve" ethic, I used to file flats on the spring holding piece, so it could be adjusted easily with a thin wrench. Didn't have such tools back then. still don't. Fred's approach is more elegant...

harvey sachs mcLean va

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