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Kevin N Bayliss

Thanks for the locking ring info Alan, I recommissioned a 49 Scott last year and although the front brake was OK it didn’t give the owner a great deal of confidence. I now have the bike back to fit a set of Rogers cranks and to do something at the front brake, last year I had difficulty placing the cables so they had a decent pull, I moved the compensator forward and rearward but could not get a good position for the cables. This time I dropped the wheel out and swapped the brake plates to opposite sides so the levers point forward by doing this the cables have now got a straight pull and the braking effect has dramatically improved. It may not look original as per Scott drawings but it now works, safety is better than looks. Kev