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CRB Woesbacoes
Aug 5, 2003 11:52 AM
I'm pissed. I was just putting new pads on the radius cantis on my CRB when the adjustment screw broke off a chunk of aluminum. Hoping to salvage a ride, I start to switch brakes and the boss unscrews from the fork. I tried using an axle vise to get it off and that won't work. I had this happen one other time with this fork, so now I'm worried about the fork insert getting stripped. I'm halfway tempted to just replace the fork with a steel one and solve one headach.
re: CRB WoesPaulNYC
Aug 5, 2003 6:20 PM
I am not too convinced the CRB fork is a great value. I can see my bosses flex when I brake. I'd like to find a disk brake fork.

Good luck
re: CRB Woes...Brakesss-nyc
Aug 6, 2003 4:16 AM
I setup my CRB with V-Brakes in hopes of better braking over cantilevers. I used an old pair of cheap levers and ProMax brakes. They squealed like a pig but I stuck with them for a few weeks. I just replaced the with XT V-brakes in hopes that the "parallel push" of these brakes would contact the rim at a better angle so I would not have the squealing. Well, it did not work and the noise is actually worse.

Do you think a brake booster would help stiffen the fork and bosses on the carbon fork that flex? (This should also work for canti brakes if oyu have them)