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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:14 am 
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I've just bought these lovelies...

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Sooooo elegant and lovely: bleedin' light too!
Trouble is, I can't stop one arm sticking on the rim after applying the brake ( problem is front and rear ). I'm unfamiliar with roadie gear this old. Before I tighten something to death, is there something I'm missing please?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:15 am 
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there is usually a small allen key for centering the brakes on 1 side of the caliper, similar to v brakes, if not then you should beable to centre them by tightening them normally against the frame/fork then adjusting them by using a cone spanner (because it's thin) on the flat edge bolt between the brake and the frame, this is a centering nut, by simply moving it either way it should adjust the position of the brake giving you an even pad contact on the rim.

hope that makes sense, i'm a little pissed at the mo and the ex has been around to annoy me! so i could be wrong and probably am!!! :D :lol:

one day i'll be free of her!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:46 pm 
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Cheers buddy. There's no hex bolt on the side but I'm guessing the flat, thin nut behind the hex bolt on the front of the brake may be a centering/equalising adjuster of sorts.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:29 pm 
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That's it - only the modern stuff has the little allen key.

BTW, picked up a lovely pair of v. early Dura Ace matching levers for those at the weekend. Drilled with tan covers...

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:21 pm 
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You adjust these with a cone wrench where they go into the fork/bridge. Probably 13 or 14mm.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:08 am 
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Brilliant! I must have these brakes! They make the new Ultegras they replaced look like lumpy poo.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:44 am 
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But remember, nobody pulls wearing Shimano


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:04 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:42 pm 
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Fixed! Cheers for the help lads!!


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