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    given a choice between traditional cantilevers and single pivot sidepull calipers, which would be better?

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    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.

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    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.

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    Another question; why only single-pivot sidepulls?

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    How much tyre/fender clearance do you need?

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    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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