Iíve just brought a cross bike with cantilever brakes and as much as Iím trying not to descend instantly into the ĎI hate cantiís clubí they are really starting to annoy meÖ
As much as itís a faf to get the yoke / lever set up right, my issue is simply tightening the threaded pads in place on the levers. I get the adjustment bang on, flush to the rim, toed in then go to fully tighten the nut and aarrrh it twists the pad out of place!! Lost an hour and a half of my life to this last nightÖÖ
Now Iíve tried, doing it slowly, Iíve tried counter acting the twist with my fingers yet still the pad move from where I wanted it. I canít believe that the system has such a floor in the set up. What am I missing?
I have a vague feeling someone is going to say Ďyou donít need to tighten them that muchí well in anticipation of thatÖA Ė its undergoes high stresses so Iím sure they have to be pretty dam tight. And B Ė its currently not that tight before it twist off.
Any suggestions appreciatedÖ