Re: [CR] Toeing Brakes - Help!

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From: robert st.cyr <>
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Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 16:00:55 -0700
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Subject: Re: [CR] Toeing Brakes - Help!

Stephan, You can try filing the pads at a slight angle using a rough or course file before you try bending the calipers.

Robert St.Cyr

Sacramento, California USA

> Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 15:11:37 -0700
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> Subject: [CR] Toeing Brakes - Help!
> So I am having some "issues" with my circa 1960 Gitane due to the horrible sounds made by the squealing brakes, which of course use the aluminum fenders to amplify the sound.
> The issue is how to toe the brakes. Here are some pictures of the type of brakes that are on the bike:
> I don't want to try and bend the calipers, and can't see how the pads will allow for toeing, so before I use any muscle on the brakes, I figured I would ask the "pros" first. Thanks in advance for your help. If you need any further details, I would be happy to oblige!
> Stephan Andranian
> Costa Mesa, California USA