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Old 12-03-03, 07:03 PM   #1
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Got the new Shimano Canti brakes

Just got back from a short test ride with the new Shimano Cantis. They seem to have more stopping power than the Avid shorty 6 which I had on before. They also have a little more pad adjustment. I went with the longer cable carrier and everything seems to be just right. To top it off they just plain look better than the Avids did. I love it when a plan comes together......
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Old 12-03-03, 09:16 PM   #2
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Yeah, but do they squeal like Avid Shorties?
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No, but I didn't have that much problem with the Avids squealing either. Try some Cool Stop pads.
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Old 12-03-03, 09:31 PM   #4
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Been there, done that. Doesn't seem to help. Tried adjusting the toe-in. Cleaned the rims. Front brake still squeals like a Nazgul's horse.

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Old 12-04-03, 11:37 AM   #5
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My front Avid squeals too.
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Mine squealed like a banshee too. I toed it in but at the same time angled it across the rim a bit. It seemed to have stop the wail for now.
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Old 12-28-03, 02:57 PM   #7
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Can you post a pic of your set up with the brakes?
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These new cantis are definitely better than the avids. I got a set of them on a new bianchi we built the other day and I was quite impressed.

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Has anyone who used to have sqealing Avids, installed the new Shimano Cantis and had the squeal dissappear?
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grease all the washers, bolt (on the pad), and brake stud. i angled the pads across the rim and on the rear brake i reversed the left and right pads. If toe-ing in does work try toe-ing out. try to get the pads to touch the rim at the same time. i never thought i'd get these things to not squeal, but finally they have stopped squealing and work fine.
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I had shorty 6s on two 'cross bikes. Once I got the toe-in right, the squeaking went
away. I'm sure Kool-Stop Salmon would have been a quicker solution, but there are not available locally. When the pads on my remaining Avids go, I'll order them from Harris.
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I have Avid Shorties on my CrossCheck. The squealed like mad, until I adjusted both the toe-in (front-to-back angle) and the camber (top-to-bottom angle) and now they are completely silent, even in the rain, and work great. They're nice and light, too.
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