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Old 07-18-17, 02:44 PM
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Oh... Given the thread is titled V brake adjustment I missed that you are in fact dealing with cantilever brakes. My last rebuild had cantilever brakes. The original and presumably cheap Shimano OEM stuff. Having scrubbed them up, replaced the hanger wire and bought new brake pads I went bat**** trying to align the pads to the rims even before getting as far as centering things. After a few attempts and a bit of loud swearing I tossed the abortions and fitted some V brakes. I know my wheel is not perfectly true and need to work on it a bit more but it was a straight swap on the lugs and, relatively speaking, a pleasure to set up. Not doubt at the first sniff of rain the noodles will transform themselves to rust but you might consider doing a similar swap.

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