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I just purchased a pair of Spooky brakes. When installing the brakes I noticed that the brake pad on the drive side in the rear of the bike is not angular to the rim (see picture). The brake pad is aprox 5 mm closer to the rim on the trailing edge of the brake pad. The brake pads on the front fork aligns perfectly.
The Spooky does not seem to have any way to adjust the angle of the brake pad to correct this, or to toe-in the front brake. How do you adjust this on the spookys, and is it normal for the brake pad on the drive side to be look like this. Or may my Canti stud on the frame be bent?
I have not noticed this before because my old brakes (Avid Cantis) had brake pads that allowed the angle to be adjusted by using washers.
Take a large adjustable wrench & tighten it down on the brake arm. I do it on the front & rear of that cylindrical shaft thingy that the brake pad post goes through to get the best leverage. Then, gently tweak the arm until you get your desired toe-in. It sounds a bit primitive but it works just fine. You may have to redo this every now & then. I actually learned that trick a few years ago from Jake, the Team Maxxis mechanic. Good Luck!