Tips for fitting cantis

mikebikemike Posts: 166
edited July 2011 in Workshop
AAAAhhhh most frustrating

I'm converting an old mountain bike into my winter road bike. I've found some old LX cantilever brakes. After an hour of fettling and swearing they're still rubbish at slowing the bike down. They adjust in so many different ways that sometimes they're miles away from the rim and other times catch tyres or whatever. I get them nearly right try to improve them and bug grrrrr them up again.

Is there a fool proof method for impatient, rubbish home mechanics to fit cantis please.