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Campy record '99 front brake question(4 posts)

Campy record '99 front brake questionPaulCL
Jan 13, 2002 6:25 PM
My brakes are loose - meaning they don't stay centered over the wheel and end up rubbing against the rim. The hex-head nut on the fork is tight, the nut (13 or 14mm) between the fork and brake is tight.

My question: there appears to be a small hex-head nut between the two 'arms' of the brakes - is that what I need to tighten? And ifso, how do I get to it?? Can I release the tension on the brakes with any hopes of returning it without specialized tools??

I hate to go to my LBS with my tail between my legs for what seems to be a piddling little problem. Thanks. Paul

P.S. Had my first ride of the new year today. Save the brake aggravation, the 35 degree temp didn't bother me at all. 20 miles down, 3630 left for the year!
re: Campy record '99 front brake questionTJeanloz
Jan 14, 2002 7:54 AM
What's happening is even though the 5mm nut behind the fork is tight, there's a sort of wind-up effect so that it's natural position is really not centered- and if you don't center it properly, it will just snap back to that 'natural' position. To fix it, slide a thin cone wrench between the brake arms and the fork, there's a nut there that doesn't really look like a nut. Turn that nut until the brake is centered, and then crank down the back nut while you hold the front nut with the wrench.

This was way harder to put into words than I thought it would be...
Thanks. It worked (nm)PaulCL
Jan 15, 2002 6:18 AM
remove it entirelyclaud
Jan 14, 2002 9:37 AM
that will cure your problem. will save wear on the cable too