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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 09-15-10, 12:15 PM   #1
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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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Old 09-15-10, 12:23 PM   #2
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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
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Old 09-15-10, 12:27 PM   #3
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Interesting. I will see if my LBS has them. They have a few Velo Orange items...
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Old 09-16-10, 08:11 AM   #4
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TRP makes them too.
Pricey but they do the trick.
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Old 09-16-10, 11:01 AM   #5
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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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