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Road levers with MTB canti-brakes?
I have an old mountain bike frame that I love, but am not currently using. I'm thinking about building it up as a single speed, just because. In my imagination I am putting bullhorn style time trial handlebars on it, again, just because. I saw a good price recently on dia-compe brake levers that mount at the end of a bullhorn bar. I understand that the brake levers wouldn't pull enough cable to actuate V-brakes--at least not without one of those little pulley deals to help it along.
Since the frame has cantilever bosses, I am wondering...would a road lever like this work with an old school cantilever brake? Or, would the set up still require a booster?
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