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Re: Floating Brakes
They only float in a plane that is perpendicular to the direction of travel or
wheel rotation. Brakes seem to work best when all the friction surfaces are
properly aligned exactly perpendicular to the motion. Hence the reasons for
not rigidly mounting these components in that plane. "Floating" just means
that they are mounted to something that allows them to slide in that plane so
they may align themselves when applied. Clear as mud, right?
Not a brake engineer or anything, just my $.02.