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Old 10-07-07, 01:04 PM   #1
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Cantilever/Brake Compound Question

This may belong on the the mechanical forum but I will start here. The pads on my cantis say "for aluminum rims" and I replaced the cantis and pads with new ones. Are generic pads that came with the replacement brakes OK? I can always scavenge the old ones as they are unused.

I read the links on canti adustment but am a little confused on how the canti arms should be set. Looks to me like the idea is to get the arms vertical/parallel to the wheel with no brake tension, then set the pads accordingly(for best mechanical advantage?)
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