Jun 25, 2003 12:36 AM
|General rule of thumb- what distance should the brake pads be set from the rim on a road bike?|
|set by the lever position...||C-40|
Jun 25, 2003 4:21 AM
|Brakes are set by the feel of the levers, not a specific distance from the pads to the rims.
Some folks like the brakes to grip at the slightest touch of the levers, while those with small hands may prefer that a fair amount of travel is required before the braking action begins.
However you set them, the levers must not bottom out against the bars under hard braking.