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grumpy about Mr. Grumpys....(3 posts)

grumpy about Mr. Grumpys....jayz
Jul 30, 2001 6:13 AM
i put these on my cross bike at the end of last year...i could never quite get them right.. well, with cross starting up pretty soon, i started looking at them again, changed a couple of things, but still no real change.
the problem is that there is no braking power...the Voodoo originally came with V-brakes with the adapter. i think that those worked better than these "cyclocross-specific" brakes. I called SRP this morning..but they were not much help..they just suggested having a mechanic look at it. totally different "helpfullness" then when i originally bought them.

im thinking of switching to Avids.. i hate to trash a pair of $100 brakes..but they just dont work that well.

any advise ??
SRP is right...bn
Jul 30, 2001 12:03 PM
if you're not a good cantilever wrench, take it to a mechanic, a good one. great brakes, but a little finicky to set up. curious, what was your reason behind getting them? oh yeah, I'm sure someone will refer you to the ubiquitous sheldon brown's pages for help
my reasoning was....jayz
Jul 31, 2001 3:37 AM
everything i read and heard said that these brakes would perform alot better than the V-brakes...blah blah blah....
thought i would give it a try...but the Avid shortys seem alot easier to set up and adjust.