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

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From: "Paulie Davis" <paulieflt@email.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 09:21:12 -0800
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