Make sure they are "basically centered" and clamp down the attachment bolts snugly so the calipers don't move.
THEN use the fine adjustment screw on the side to create the final centering adjustment.
This works for mine anyway.
That and the centering issues was also a PITA as others mentioned.
I switched to SRAM Force brakes, since they are identical to Red brakes, 2011 version, only difference is 2 titanium bolts are used on the Red making it like grams lighter.
Brakes work fantastic, no issues ever. Don't care about the 50gm weight savings, for $100, I can stop now and not worry about anything.
It's light, it's cheap, it's bling (I have gold ones and it's a damn good conversation starter), and it's reliable, what more can you ask for?
Fuji SL 1.1 http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=140134&hilit=Fuji
http://www.salden.nl/default.asp?pid=53 ... catid=3963
I'm looking for a light set of brakes that can replace my current Ultegra 6600 setup. I'm running Ultegra 6600 sti's as well.
Braking power is excellent, easy to set up and adjust afterwards. Modulation is very good with them, I don't like the on/off style brakes.
Used them on steep UK climbs and in Majorca with zero problems. They do tend to get knocked off centre when travelling though, but it's about 5seconds with an Allen key to recentre
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Performance-wise, found the F&N to be very close to the Ultegra 6600 calipers I had previously; honestly, I think decently made dual pivots are going to behave fairly similarly across brands. Arms seem slightly more flexy than the Ultegras, but not enough to effect my confidence in them. (I'm 90 kgs, ride hilly/rolling terrain). Setup was as easy as Shimano.
Only negative is that the "quick release" (which involves lining up a gap on the barrel adjuster to pull out the cable and thus release the arms) did not work for me at all--could never get the cable out. However, as I only change wheels when the tire's flat (ie after a puncture), it actually didn't matter.
i also got some TRP920s ..they are awesome for the ££
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