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).