My wife's old college bike, a Bridgestone 'CityLimit' is in pretty good shape overall. She never did many miles. But the Shimano Exage Country canti brake pads are old and hardened, not offering much grab anymore. I've searched and searched the web for replacement pads without any luck. Can V-Brakes be bolted on in place of the cantilevers? Or does anyone have a line on the replacement pads?
If I'm not careful this thing could snowball into a full rebuild, costing more than a new bike would, so if there's a knock-on effect of new levers, shifters, derailleurs, etc., please warn me ahead of time!