I cleaned up the rear brake assembly on O. and then installed a new cable, thinking that that was the cause of the "softness" in the pedal and brake application. Not to be - still had to adjust and adjust and adjust. So last night, I put in some newer brake shoes that I'd gotten off of eBay and tossed the old ones. Reinstalled the wheel, and I'm still at the same set-up. If someone can look at these pics, do tell: Why is my brake cable so long?? At the mid-point bracket (bad pic, sorry), the housing is in so that the eclip is over the slot closest to the head of the cable - I could back it up to the second slot, but that would only increase the curve at the front. Ideas??