Bicycle Mechanics - choosing between brake systems
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given a choice between traditional cantilevers and single pivot sidepull calipers, which would be better?
03-18-06, 06:02 PM
That's not enough information to make a very valid judgement. The quality of the particular components varies by quite a bit and would affect my answer.
There are single-pivot sidepulls that rock, and single-pivot sidepulls that suck. There are traditional cantis that suck, and traditional cantis that rock. What Retro Grouch said - it's impossible to generalize, here.
03-19-06, 08:19 AM
Another question; why only single-pivot sidepulls?
03-20-06, 03:02 AM
How much tyre/fender clearance do you need?
Clearance is an issue I didn't think of when mounting cantis on a new frame. The yoke that came with the Tektro Oryx brake arms just didn't get the job done; I attached Dia-compe straddle hangers and cables instead. Whoops. Brankes work but now it's going to be a tight squeeze to fit a rear rack without distrubing the cables.
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