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Brake Pad Adjustment Help ...

Old 07-25-06, 01:10 AM
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Brake Pad Adjustment Help ...

I hate to double post in here and the mechanics forum, but I think I'll get a better response in here where people have experience with road brakes. Anyway ...

My buddy just picked up a used Bianchi Giro and I'm helping him tune it up as much as possible. One of the front brake pads seems to be way off and I can't figure out how to adjust this. I looked on Park tools, but didn't see anything related to this type of adjustment. Any help?

Here's a pic of what I'm talking about.



Sorry for the double post.
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Old 07-25-06, 01:18 AM
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The only thing I can think of is a misaligned wheel or the brake shoe screw isn't screwed in correctly.
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The washer between the arm and shoe should be concave which allows toe-in adjustment.

Back the shoe bolt off so that the shoe moves fairly easily, put a piece of thin (.5mm) cardboard between the back of

the shoe and the rim (to set the toe-in), hold the brake on firmly and retighten the bolt.

If you can't pivot the shoe enough with the bolt loose, then the arm is probably bent.
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Ahhhh ... you're right. The pad allows for this type of adjustment. Thanks!
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