Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: philadelphia, pa
Bikes: rando, road, cross, touring, track, mountain....
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kslsler: Well, I was going to clean off/relube the mounts and all, hence the taking off of the arms. I guess since they aren't 100% I might as well take it off and check for the spring on the other side, just hesitant to mess with them and come out with non-functioning brakes.
Andrew: The mounts and clean and lubed, cables are smooth. I backed off the pad-to-rim distance both front and rear to get better modulation at the levers, and as of right now, they both feel fine, it's just the differing yoke angle that gets at my symmetrical sensibilities. Would rather not get new straddle cables or bend back the spring, only because the brakes are cheap as is and I could probably just get a new brake and have less headaches.
If I use the highest tension setting on the rear brake, will it feel different in terms of grabbing the lever? I kind of implied this earlier, but as of right now, both front and rear feel similar, even though I'm using two different tension settings. Would changing the tension in the rear be advantageous?