Car free since 1995
Join Date: Sep 2006
Bikes: Birdy Yellow, Birdy Monocoque
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I installed Kool Stops, and the rear pad was so heavily toed in that I had to loosen the cable. My wheel is perfectly true, but I really had to leave a lot of space between the pad and rim to allow the wheel to spin freely. Since I was nearly pulling the brakes all the way to the handlebars, I opted to clip 1mm off of the back of the pad with nail clippers.
The pads squeek like crazy and don't do a very good job stopping the bike. Given the raves here, I feel I must have installed them improperly. Any advice? The seem to be pretty well aligned.