All sorted now, thank you.

LardLover Posts: 676
edited February 2009 in Workshop
Guys guys (and gals :!: )

I'm having a problem with my rear caliper, it keeps pulling to one side and results in the pad not coming away from the rim. Now, if this was a mountain bike I'd just screw in (or out) a little screw that would adjust tension in the spring on the affected side. But for the LOVE OF GOD how the hell do you sort this out with road calipers?????

Please note, this is an urgent request, the bike is in the workstand and the laptop is beside me.

Oh, type of caliper?? A Campag Record one, like this ( is this one in fact!) - don't mention the pads, they've been changed already!



  • claudb
    claudb Posts: 212
    I reckon you just need to -
    1) Slacken the mounting (Allen) Bolt.
    2) Centre the Caliper - preferably by using a spanner on the flats of the nut.
    3) Tighten the (Allen) Bolt again.
    You may need to do this a few times until it is perfect.
  • Cheers claudb, will give that a try now :D
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    The small grubscrew in centre shot is used to adjust the spring tension. Compress the arms by hand - what happens? If they don't spring back immediately, it could be that the pivots are 'sticking' IME more common with lower models as the bushings on expensive brakes tend to be better. If the brake springs back OK, then it could be the way it's secured to the frame - the securing nut need to be tight - use a cone spanner to hold it centrally whilst tightening - check that the securing bolt isn't bottoming out. Park Tool should help with more info.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • Cheers guys, all sorted now thanks. It did just need to centred properly as claudb suggested :oops: :oops: :oops: