single pivot side-pull calliper brake
the spring was harder on one side than the other, so one of the pads had to move further than the other, so I replaced the spring. I was biking to the bike store with my old pads loosely hanging on. One of them fell off - I think it went in the gutter - so I had to get new pads from my junk pile.
Now, the pads are unsymmetrical. They have to be far apart so they don't touch the wheel. Also, when I squeeze the handle all the way, the brakes only move a little.
Also, my junk bike's rear brake was center pull. I tried that one, but that one was worse when it came to sensitivity. I had to pull all the way and the brakes wouldn't even touch the frame
Last edited by yaganon; 07-21-10 at 07:29 PM.