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Old 12-22-09, 12:32 PM
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Canti brake issues

On my wife's bike, 2009 JTS, the brakes are setup motocross style, reversed with cross top levers. The left hand rear brake is pretty hard to pull and does not seem to have much leverage for stopping. I have changed the pads, cable, and housing. I have also pulled off the brakes and clean and greased the post. The lever it self seems fine as it move fine when the brake is not attached. The action on return seems slow and the cross top lever moves when you squeeze the sti lever. If anybody has some ideas on what else to check please let me know, my next step is to replace the brake. The brakes are a dia-compe with no number on them so I cannot give you the model. the sti levers are DA 7800.

thanks in advance,
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