Got a Q for the mechanically inclined.
I got a set of linier pull brakes (V-brakes) that squeal horribly with the front being considerably worse. Research has indicated that I should "toe-in" the brake pads. To do so I intend on using a shim of some sort but I was wondering if it really is as simple as loosening the bolt that holds the pad to the arm, shimming the pad out, then retightening. It would seem to me that the act of retightening would square the pad back out to its current position. If anyone has any suggestions I would sure appreciate it. Any thoughts on what else it could be? The rims are brand new as are the brake pads, pad position on the rim appears to be proper.