Old school / old tech I know but am having trouble setting up a rear v-brake on my bike. The front set up just fine.
When I put the V-brake 'stopper' in the center hole of the frame boss I can get the shoes setup the way they should be (in the center of the rim, toed in properly etc) but I cannot seem to get any spring tension on the arms even with the screw-in tensioners all the way in.
If I put the stopper on the upper hole (nearest the seat stay) of the frame boss I can get very good tension on the springs but can't get enough adjustment to get the shoes in the center of the rim. They barely miss the tire and are hitting on the very top of the rim. The V-brakes are XT brakes that I had bought maybe 4 years ago and never found a use for till now.
I KNOW that these brakes should be able to be setup in the center hole but I just can't get it done - am I missing something obvious?? Any tips or suggestions would be appreciated.
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