Leejm wrote:I also read in the Book of the Ariel to adjust the fulcrum until it won't turn no more. Which is completely wrong in my book. The brake will always be on if you do that. I set my brakes up by spinning the wheel and adjust the fulcrum at the same time until I heard rubbing and then backed off one notch at a time until no rubbing and then backed off one more notch.
I have just set up the drum by adjusting the cable to give the play I want, and secondly using the adjuster to tighten the brake until the wheel locks when spun on the front stand; then I back off the adjuster.
This seems to give the play I want, no rubbing, and there should be no bending moment on the shoes because the cable/cam end will make contact first.
What do you think? I have not tried it on the road yet.