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Old 10-26-06, 05:18 PM   #1
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Which budget canti?

Hi all,
a friend of mine is looking to spruce up the braking of his lovely old cannondale tourer. He is thinking about swapping the dia compe xct canti's for a newer model, as the old ones probably need new pads, and definitely need new cables etc (in fact, his brakes need a big overhaul).
What budget canti's would you recommend?
Ones that can be sourced from an LBS would be good too. I have seen Tektro 862 and Shimano Altus brakes for about $30 a pair (he is also considering the nashbar ones at 15$ per pair).
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I just bought some Tektro Oryx cantis from bicyclesupply on ebay for $29.85 plus shipping. That is, you get front and rear brakes for that price, not just one brake. They use v-brake type shoes, with spherical washers for easy adjustment, and you center them like v-brakes too. They're nice looking cantis-
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I'm also very happy with the Tektro Oryx cantis that I installed recently. I got mine from JensonUSA, front and rear for $16. They are far superior to what I expected at that price, and I think they're still available.
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I'm also very happy with the Tektro Oryx cantis that I installed recently. I got mine from JensonUSA, front and rear for $16. They are far superior to what I expected at that price, and I think they're still available.
That's $16 per brake, right?
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I just bought some Tektro Oryx cantis from bicyclesupply on ebay for $29.85 plus shipping. That is, you get front and rear brakes for that price, not just one brake. They use v-brake type shoes, with spherical washers for easy adjustment, and you center them like v-brakes too. They're nice looking cantis-
The Nashbar Deluxe Canti's are the same brake as the oryx, but even with them on sale right now at nashbar the ebay dealer is 10 bucks a set cheaper. I've got them on my LHT and they work fine, easy to adjust, I've had no squealing issues with them. Tough to beat for 29.95 and shipping.

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The Nashbar Deluxe Canti's are the same brake as the oryx, but even with them on sale right now at nashbar the ebay dealer is 10 bucks a set cheaper. I've got them on my LHT and they work fine, easy to adjust, I've had no squealing issues with them. Tough to beat for 29.95 and shipping.

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Yeah, and this seller (bicyclesupply) is excellent, shipping is very reasonable, they will combine shipping on items to give lower shipping rates. I received the item two days after I paid for it. And it's a "buy it now" item, so you don't have to go through the bidding process. I also bought some Cane Creek SCR-5 levers ($26.95 per pair) from them at the same time-
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