On the bikes that you guys ride, do the brake pads make full contact with the sides of the rims? The reason I'm asking is, I was looking at the pad to rim contact on my Paramount and there may be 10 to 15% of the pad actually coming in contact with the rim when the brakes are fully applied. Do you normally have to dress the brake pad surface so that the contact angle matches that of the rim?
This bike doesn't get ridden. I'm only asking as a curiousity.