Originally Posted by fleeter
yup. If you can compress the brakes, then you're able to use your other "two hands" to make sure the cables are efficiently dialed in... but I seem to get along fine without one
yea, haven't used on in years. But now that my mind's been jogged, I think I'll look in the "Box of sh..." to see if it's still there.
I kind of man-handle my brakes if they get un-centered, and never have problems adjusting cable or trim w/o third hand tool.
But IIRC, older style brakes were a little more difficult than modern side-pulls.