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    getting linear pull brakes parallel front to back.

    I am struggling with adding some linear pull brakes to my bike. Actually, I am adding an Xtracycle to my canti-equipped bridgestone, but the xtra only accepts linear pull or disc brakes. I picked up a set of Avid Single Digit 7 brakes to mount to the Xtracycle. I am having a problem getting the pads parallel to the rim. I am not talking about the arms being parallel and fiddling with the washer configuration, but the pads are not parallel front to back -- one pad has and extreme toe in and the other has an extreme toe out. The wheel looks pretty plum and true, so I don’t think that is the problem. There doesn’t seem to be an adjustment for this kind of configuration. Any help is appreciated.

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    Terry

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    loosen the nut on the pads, hold the pads to the rim, tighten the nuts.

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    Thanks.

    Not sure why I couldn't get it done correctly last night, but I took another crack at it over my lunch and now all is well. One thing I noticed is that the concave / convex washers have a rough texture to them which restricts movement a bit. I took them completely apart, reassembled and was able to move them more freely before tightening.

    Thanks again.

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