Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Camp Hill, PA
Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.
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centerpull and side pull brakes, found on most 'road' bikes, both work well and after proper setup provide trouble free service (unless you ride in adverse conditions often) for years. you can argue which is better but when it comes to quality older centerpulls that is debatable by some.
cantilever style brakes as found on touring, cyclocross, mountain and hybrid bikes also work well when adjusted correctly and in adverse condidtions can work better. the main difference is cantilever style brakes allow the frame to be designed to have more tire clearance for bigger tires and for ridding in mud and dirt.
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,
Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SOLD, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape