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Old 11-17-15, 08:29 PM
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About a year ago, I changed the cantilever brakes on the bike with Tektro cantilevers. They caused the fork to shudder badly, but I lived with it. The fork shuddered back and forth up to an inch, maybe more. It got unbearable. A couple of months ago, I changed to less sticky pads, and the shudder didn't decrease, but the braking did. I got a cable hanger that mounts to the fork crown instead of hanging from the headset, but it doesn't fit. Tonight, I scrubbed the pads and figured out how to toe them in. I had been using the spherical washers wrong. Now they are clean and toed in. I'll see how it goes tomorrow. I stopped riding the bike because the front brake was so bad.
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