Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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No, the slot has a length, and anywhere along it is within the design parameters. As an old professor of mine used to say (paraphrased) You paid for the entire slot, and weren't offered a discount for not using it, so go ahead and use it.
BTW- the higher the shoe is in the slot, the greater the leverage of the brake, so to a small extent top of the slot is better than bottom of the slot. Of course that assumes that you're not kidding yourself and the shoe is centered on the rim the same way it would be if you had more room.
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