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Brake issue

Old 10-17-06, 09:40 PM
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Brake issue

I'm having problem with front brake on my road bike. Left (from rider's perspective) arm keeps hitting the rim, while the right is far off. How do I center it? The adjustment screw seemed to help initially, but for a short time only, and it's almost all the way in now anyway. It's Campy Centaur if it makes a difference.

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Old 10-17-06, 09:48 PM
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Back out the adjustment screw to a neutral position, loosen the mounting nut, center the brake, retighten the nut. Check that your cable housing is the correct length. Too short can pull the brake out of alignment during use.

Also be sure your wheel is centered.
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