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Old 03-12-18, 10:09 AM
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Wait as minute, you only changed the wheels so the reach and power of the brakes should not have changed. If they are "tight" on the new rims, just loosen the cable anchor bolt and give the cable a bit more slack to let the arms open wider. If the brakes were satisfactory before they should still be. Perhaps better pads (KoolStop Salmons as noted above) will help too.

If your new rims and tires are wider than the old ones, you might have fork and/or frame clearance problems completely unrelated to the brakes.
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