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    Fitting thicker brake pads to cantilever brakes - straddle cable adjustment required?

    This might be a dumb question so apologies in advance but...

    I need to replace the worn pads on my bike - a Kona Jake the Snake 2010 - which has Kore Race cantilever brakes, but the new pads are somewhat thicker than the old pads so I can't fit them without loosening and adjusting the brake's straddle cable at the pinch-bolt, but this means that the cable hanger is no longer exactly centred over the wheel - does that matter or do I need to adjust the cable hanger too so that it is centred? I can fit thinner brake pads but the Koolstop Eagles that I've bought look like they'll last longer.

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    For best braking performance, you should center the hanger while you're at it. Obviously, if it's just a tad off, say 2-3 mm, I don't think the difference in performance will be noticeable. I also doubt if anyone could give a generally agreed on value on exactly when adjustment is required. But since it's a no-cost, minimum effort kind of tweak I'd do it for peace of mind if nothing else.

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    Yep, you just have to do the work and center them. Kool Stop Eagles are a *great* brake shoe.

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    Thanks for the advice guys

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