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Old 07-07-07, 07:08 PM   #1
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tricks for improving rear brake

I posted this in the mechanics forum too, but...
I am running avid shorty 4s on CX bike with a dia compe cable hanger that attaches to the seat binder bolt. When you grab the lever, you can keep on grabbing with little affect on the stopping power. I am using standard brake cable housing. Would changing to nokon cables significantly help? Is there a better cable hanger to use? Any tricks?
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Old 07-07-07, 07:09 PM   #2
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No on the Nokon.
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Check the pads and check the setup. I doubt the housing is the issue. Google up Kieth Bontrager's article on Canti setup.

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