I'm fixing up an old (1990) mountain bike with cantilever brakes. The original brakes had a straddle cable and hanger like this:
Both straddle cables and carrier are pretty nasty and I happen to have a couple of link cables like this:
Can I substitute the straddle cable and hanger for the fixed link cable?
The only downside I can think of is that the link cable has a fixed angle, which may or may not be optimal for my setup.