How much play is normal in Cantilevers?
I would hope none would be normal, but of course it's not a perfect world. I just acquired a 1990esque Trek 990 that looks great. The paint looks wet, and most of the components are in great shape. The canti's seem to have so much play in the pivots that the pads move about 1/16"+/- from front to back. I'm thinking I should just find a new set and get it over with. Those Avids on sale right now would look sweet and probably perform way better anyway.
98% of this bike is in stellar shape, so a brake swap wouldn't be too much of a hassle. I also have a set of Manitou forks with Deore XT brakes in very good shape. The fork has new elastomers. The DS2 fork on the bike is good however, so I'd rather keep it for now. It would involve switching to a threadless headset, a new stem, etc...
Should I ask this on the MTB forum? Me thinks they would ignore me because my bike would seem ancient to them, lol.,,,,BD
Last edited by Bikedued; 02-09-09 at 08:27 PM.