Erik Ogan (eriktheplaid) wrote,
Erik Ogan
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For Those of You Keeping Score at Home

[Cross-posted from my MovableType Blog]

Cantilever brakes are still the bane of my %$#!&ing (bike maintenance) existence. Only an engineer could have thought that a single nut to adjust 4 degrees of freedom simultaneously was a good thing. I marvel at the simplicity, but it means that the slightest adjustment becomes "time to start over." I'm also out of practice, though regular practice never really helped all that much.

I hope they're toed properly, because I'm not taking it for a test ride tonight. I don't think I could take starting over again.

EDIT: (7:30am) Test ride complete. They appear to be toed & adjusted correctly. I'm not THAT far out of practice.

Tags: bike, brakes, cantilever, cross-posted, frustration, kill, maintenance
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