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09 June 2006 @ 11:11 pm
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.

Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
Current Music: "Alice's Resaurant Massacre" — Arlo Guthrie (in my head: "'Shrink, I wanna kill...'")
stealthymonkey on June 10th, 2006 03:00 pm (UTC)
Yanno- you've been hollering about this ever since I knew you. That's been long enough to justify taking your bikes in and getting disc brakes.
lelak: Lady Cyclist 1939lelak on July 13th, 2006 11:57 am (UTC)
I need to replace my brake pads over the weekend. In light of your post, I give thanks to the Bike Gods that I do not have cantilever brakes.