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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 5:52 pm 
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Hi Guys,

Trying to help my housemate sort out his touring bike and I've managed to brake his right XTR caliper (over tensioned the crew and snapped off the inner thread).

There seemed to be no way with the above combination to get enough spring tension in the central hole on the brake mount. Using the uppermost hole meant it was impossible to get a workable angle on the pads.

Is this combination impossible, or am I being an idiot?

Going to have to find him some new brakes... Are XT any different?

Help would be much appreciated.

ps. If anyone wants to sell a suitable brake, I'm all ears...


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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 6:56 pm 
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have you tried switching the pad spacers around?


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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 7:32 pm 
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Yeah tried that,

if I put the pin in the uppermost hole then I had no tension on either brake with tensions screws all the way in.

I was wondering whether it was because the cannondale is an Omega SM2000 that I believe to be from 1991 and has (I guess) canti-specific mount spacing on the back. Could this explain why it is difficult with this combination?

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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 8:52 pm 
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Some combos just never work with parallel motion v brakes. Avids will work just fine.


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