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    V-brake adjustment rod?

    Is the rod that runs along the back of the v-brake arm used to adjust it? Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Instead of turning the screw to fix the reach(?) you can ratchet the rod. If this is possible, how does it work? I think I saw someone do this once when he was riding and there was a lot of mud on the rim and he needed more space between the pad and the rim.
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    Did he remove the arm from the boss?

    You can adjust return spring tension on v-brakes by removing the arms and then installing them with the locator pin in one of the 3 pin holes (usually).

    When I've run v-brakes, I used the middle hole mostly. I did have to use the highest tension setting on the rear of a Schwinn S-20.
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