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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
Here's another good Sheldon Brown link:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cables.html#routing

Also, someone above mentioned brake pad spacing. A really good tip someone here gave me was to set it up so that the brake arms are parallel to the rim when the pads make contact. That may be mentioned on the Sheldon Brown site too.

And speaking of the Sheldon Brown brake adjustment article, I know first hand that it can be really hard to get your brain wrapped around what he's saying, but it's definitely worth the effort. I probably went through half a dozen cycles of reading it, trying to adjust my brakes according to what I thought he was saying, not being happy with the results and going back to re-read the article.
There's a Keith Bontrager article that's much easier to follow. I've given the link here before, it should be an easy search.
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