I posted this up in the brakes section, and I hope its ok to post a link to it. I figured I may be able to get more help from the cyclocross forum. Anyone have experience with these brakes?

Front brake issues with Avid Shorty 6 Cantis Paul levers on a 1x1

My buddy pulled these off his new cross bike, and I really like how the back brake feels, I like the looks, and I like rocking the old school style. It is just pissing me off to no end. I screwed with them for another 2 hours last night, then threw some tools across the garage. Not my finest moment.