After struggling to stop in time at some lights today, it occured to me that my brakes have always been useless. Always struggling to get them to work effectively. I've got a disc brake at the front and V brakes at the back. Both are spongey, requiring the brake levers to be squeezed as hard as possible, almost touching the grips before I slowly roll to a stop.
What am I doing wrong? I'm always fiddling with the adjusters etc. I can sometimes get the front disc brake working a bit better. But it seems to get worse again very quickly.