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    Bending Frogleggs

    Changed the stock pads on a pair of Empella Frogleggs (rear wheel) for a pair of Kool-stops and they are seriously in need of some toe-in. They would be at the perfect angle--if I was riding backwards.

    I've tried bending the brake arm with a wrench clamped on the big pad fixing nut and bolt, and it bends readily enough then springs back. Keep bending it until it gives in? As you can imagine, it is nerve-wracking bending away. I don't want to crack the thin arm of the brake or--worse--do something to the post on the frame.

    Be brave, or am I doing it wrong?

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    I never liked the idea of bending so I got these and they are great.
    http://www.velo-orange.com/voadbrsh.html
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    Interesting. I will see if my LBS has them. They have a few Velo Orange items...

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    TRP makes them too.
    Pricey but they do the trick.

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    Ive Bent the post on the Mafac and Modolo shoes, off the bike.. Might get some of those VO shoes..

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