I had a new Trek 8000 shipped in a box to me in Korea. I setup the bike as close as I can. the brakes seem to be working well and properly, but I want to know the proper setup for the return springs.
The "see you local Trek dealer" manual is next to useless, although it has good info on pad setup. I know, dealers are worth their weight in gold for hands-on experience tuning bikes, but it really isn't viable where I am. I work on cars all the time, so with the right tools, I know I can do this.
Anyway, the real question I have now is the return springs. They have adjustment screws at the bottom to force the brake arms back out when you release. What is the proper method for adjusting these? I basically have them cranked all the way down, so it would center the brake arms over the tire, but I don't think this is right. It brakes fine, doesn't bottom out, but plenty of clearance, so I think the rest is fine.
Any help or information would be greatly appreciated.
Brian T. Carter
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