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 Post subject: Rollercam setup
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:09 pm 
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Is there a particular position on the plate of a roller cam which gives maximum bite. It just occurred to me that ive never experimented with mine, they just went on where they looked about right.......and they dont stop me in a hurry.


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 Post subject: Re: Rollercam setup
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:47 pm 
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This is a screen grab from the 1991 Cunningham InfoPac showing optimal cam position for the toggle-cam brakes. I imagine a similar setup would be optimal for regular rollercam brakes. i.e. just above the cam hump when the brakes are in a resting position and just below when in an activated position.

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 Post subject: Re: Rollercam setup
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:57 pm 
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Thanks very much. I think that kind of info would have taken me 5 years to locate on the interweb. I shall go and have a tinker in the morning.
I should imagine that my 25 year old brake pads might be something to to with the poor performance but it seems such a shame to take them off.


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 Post subject: Re: Rollercam setup
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:59 pm 
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...and from the "HOW TO KEEP YOUR BIKE RUNNING LIKE A SWISS WATCH" pamphlet that Charlie Cunningham published BITD.

Due credit to http://www.cunninghambikes.com which is where I got the image. However, the site appears to be offline at the moment.

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