I currently have my rear Avid 7 spring tension bolts all out of whack. One is all the way in and the other is all the way out. I know my wheel is not out of dish (I checked it today) and I am planning on replacing all the cables and housing on my bike.
After my last race my rear braking fingers were worn out, I could barely use the rear effectively. I cannot reduce tension because that would cause my brakes to go off center.
Am I crazy for thinking the steel springs wear out over time? I know steel doesn’t lose its modulus of elasticity over time but I am worried that I may have pushed one of the springs to its elastic limit and now I am feeling the effects. I have a bad habit of bending the spring with my hand during races to adjust braking so a permanent deflection is not out of the question.
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