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rim to pad distance

Old 05-11-09, 05:08 PM
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rim to pad distance

What do you all use to fix your rim/pad distance on a cross bike?

On my road bike Ill use a nickle or even a dime since Im not worred about mud or debris so much, but would rather be able to have a feather response to my brakes.

On my cx bike Im not so sure that to use for a distance.
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I usually have between 1.5 to 2mm of distance between the rim and pad but I don't use "anything" per se. I set the barrel adjuster in the middle and set the brakes to the rim. Then I "back off" the barrel adjuster.
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I set mine up so the brake lever is pretty much to the bar on full brake. Some people find my loose brakes scary (do it on my road bike as well)
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