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Old 12-22-09, 01:45 PM
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I'd be curious to see a photo of the brakes.

If the crosstop lever moves when you squeeze the STI, it probably means the crosstops aren't completely returned to their open position. Some models have a reach adjustment, you might want to mess with that. Also maybe the housing between the STI and crosstop has some slack, that would make the braking mushy. It should be strongly wedged into the stops on both sides and pushing into the bars in between.

Might want to mess with the straddle cable, probably shorten it. This will change how much mechanical advantage the brake has.

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