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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:40 am 
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If your lever looks like this underneath, then its what I'd call a conventional brake lever (XC pro crom SJS cycles):
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The thing with the spring tension is that it really isn't that important to setting the brake up, the springs are only for pulling the pads away from the rim. If they don't retract enough then increase the tension until they do. You've probably found that the barrel adjuster on the brake lever only really changes one arm, the side with the cable clamp. This is normal and this pad will wear faster as this arm will contact the rim first (in my experience). In general, higher tension makes the brake feel better (IMHO).
Not so sure about the cable angle question, it may lower the power a bit but you'll be increaing it by using the cam so swings and roundabouts.


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Aye. . . them's the levers . .

I'll have another play during daylight hours and see if I can get this thing sorted..

thanks for chiming in matey.. appreciate your input 8)


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Maguras :wink: period correct to 8)


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Hydraulic :?

Wouldn't work too well with the internal cable routing for the back methinks..


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Zip ties.....not aesthetically pleasing maybe but will do the job :lol: :lol:


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marin man wrote:
Zip ties.....not aesthetically pleasing maybe but will do the job :lol: :lol:


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Dude . . . . that would be sacrilege... got to be kept clean. tidy and 'nice'...


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And I thought that I was a garage queen tart of the highest order :lol: :lol:


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Gotta be right or I won't want to ride it . . . .

And it is a superbly clean looking frame 8)


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IDB1 wrote:
marin man wrote:
Zip ties.....not aesthetically pleasing maybe but will do the job :lol: :lol:


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Dude . . . . that would be sacrilege... got to be kept clean. tidy and 'nice'...

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"Clean, tidy and 'nice'"? On a GT frame? With all that extra, superfluous metal in the "Triple Triangle" design?

Bwahahahaha
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA . . . . .pffft.


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