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Campag brake (rim clearance adjustment) question...

happygoosehappygoose Posts: 43
edited September 2010 in Road beginners
I just switched from shimano on my old bike to campag on my new one...

In order to take the wheel out from the bike or adjust the distance of the brake block to the rim in shimano is simple enough, just flick up the adjustment thingy...

Now on campag there isn't this adjustment feature...and my brake blocks are too close to the rim, it probably sounds so simple but HTF do I adjust the distance of the brake block to the rim in campag?

Thanks!
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  • There is a small round metal pin at the top of the shifter which you slide through to adjust the brakes, pull the brake lever slightly and you will see it. :D
  • sungodsungod Posts: 15,261
    i think the quick release is built into the campag ergopower shifters

    are you using campag shifters?
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  • Spot on guys....found the pin you mentioned. Happy days.
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  • ....and finally!!!

    I'm having brake rubbing problems, how do I adjust the distance of the brake to the rim?
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  • furragfurrag Posts: 481
    Either:

    Loosen the brake inner cable pinch bolt (outer left of caliper on below image) loosen the cable inner a little bit to adjust, and then tighten when you're happy.

    OR

    Twist the barrel adjuster (at the top of the image).

    campagnolo-centaur-brajes.jpg
  • Twisting the barrel will bring the blocks closer to the rim. My tektro brakes have a lever which either brings it closer or pulls them out slightly. But my mirage brakes do not.
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  • Thanks guys I'll try this later.
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