I just got some new Kool Stop dual compound pads for my Avid Short 4 canti brakes. How the heck to you tighten the darn pads without loosing the adjustment (the toe-in especially). I've read the park tool site...I've tried the trick of using a thick rubber band to on the back of the pad to give just the right amount of toe-in. All seems to work fine until you actually try and tighten the darn post...the pad rotates, moves, DAMN! I thought I was trying to over-tighten so I left it mildly tight...no dice. First brake application - the pads move. Squeal city. Actually squeal then shudder-city.
Is there a tool or some trick that I'm missing???
I know the sqeal issue of shory 4s is discussed ad nauseum here. If you guys can help get the pad tightened...and there is still lots of squeal. I may ditch the avids. Hmm manybe time for a new front fork and a disc brake