Stripped adjusting screw on Avid Shorty 4
I have Avid Shorty 4 cantilever brakes on my cyclocross bike with road levers. I managed to strip the small adjusting screw that adjusts the spring tension. More accurately, the hole is stripped, the screw still has threads on it.
I managed to jury rig it so I can get half stopping power.
Other than replacing the brakes, do I have any other options to fix it? I tried putting the spring into the upper of the 3 holes on the brake boss. This gives enough tension that it works poorly, but good enough until I can fix it.
If I need to replace the brakes, is there a more durable set that I should consider?
Last edited by BillyBob; 08-14-06 at 12:12 PM.