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Old 10-08-11, 07:03 AM
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The Shimano BR-R550 cantilevers and Avid Single digit 7 V-brakes I've installed have a series of various thickness spacers as part of each brake pad mounting. You can rearrange the spacers to move the pad closer to or further from the brake arm to get the alignment you want. I have the Avids on a Surly Cross Check and had to move one of the spacers from the inside of the arm to the outside to let the arms align properly.
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