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Originally Posted by Kimmo
IME the Campy brakes can be a fair bit tougher to get the damn spring in. It can be a right mission with a dual-pivot!
The last time I put one together I tried putting the outside spring leg in its little plastic bushing before installing the offset arm/cam/pivot bolt/etc. With the offset arm and cam against each other a small wiggle popped the cam over the steel ball in the centered arm and let me finish putting it together.
It was a little different adjusting pre-load with spring tension but seemed to work great and was much easier than fighting the spring after the brake was otherwise back together.
As a foot note those springs eventually fail due to fatigue so having spares on hand is a fine idea.
Last edited by Drew Eckhardt; 01-21-14 at 11:29 AM.